Alternative to saw dust

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Author: Efaure (Efaure)
Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 8:11 am
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My paper shredder makes long strips. Not the "confetti". We started our toilet off with SP and it was too bulky and as a result the odor control wasn't there. Also, the paper seemed to have a short absorbency which became counter-productive as the bucket volume increased. I wasn't pleased with SP and went to Peat moss before I found a source of usable Sawdust. Maybe with a finer shred=confetti, maybe it will work. I don't know. Recyclable office paper is sure an abundance though! What size of shredded paper were you thinking of or do you have?

Author: Meismeems (Meismeems)
Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 5:05 pm
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You'll have to experiment with various cover materials available in your area. I didn't have good luck with shredded paper only, it works better if mixed with a finer cover material such as sawdust or coir.

Good for you for taking the bold step to using a great 'green' toilet system!

Author: Peacepie (Peacepie)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 5:51 am
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Hello, im trying to start up a compost toilet! very exciting for me but i have some questions... does anyone know if its ok to use newspater cut up vert small- say in a shredder instead of saw dust?? will this do the job???

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