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Old 05-19-2011, 06:28 PM   #1
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I've spent the last 4 days doing yard work and filled several bags with yard waste to take down to the city yard waste diposal. We compost kitchen scraps, but live in town and I don't have room to compost all my yard waste. I try to reuse my bags but the often rip. I see they have compostable lawn bags but they are outrageously priced and honestly I don't believe that they would be composted by the city so that seems like a waste. I was thinking of sewing some old sheets into bags and adding a drawstring. Think this would work ok? Or does anyone have a better,greener solution to this problem?


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Old 05-20-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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Re: lawn bags?

leaves are actually really good for your compost pile and break down fast, but you can only use so many there. They also make a good mulch around plants so you don't have to water as much. Your sheet bag idea sounds pretty good if you can't use the leaves around your place.
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:49 PM   #3
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I would get one of those ripstop nylon popup bag.
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