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    • DSmiffy
    • By DSmiffy 5th Jun 05, 10:52 PM
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    Composting.. can I put the hoover bag contents in the compost bin ?
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    • 5th Jun 05, 10:52 PM
    Composting.. can I put the hoover bag contents in the compost bin ? 5th Jun 05 at 10:52 PM
    Can anyone tell me is it OK to put the contents of the hoover bag into the compost bin for composting??? I've started to compost with avengence, especially since I now shred my newspapers in the shredder every day and add those too. Just wanted to know if I can empty the Dyson into it as well.?
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    • Mado
    • By Mado 5th Jun 05, 10:58 PM
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    • 5th Jun 05, 10:58 PM
    Think you can... just reminded me I should too.

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    • 5th Jun 05, 11:24 PM
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    Not if you have a Henry and a playroom
    Organised people are just too lazy to look for things

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    • apprentice tycoon
    • By apprentice tycoon 6th Jun 05, 7:15 AM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 7:15 AM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 7:15 AM
    I put my hoover contents in the compost bin - no problems -
    • Al Mac
    • By Al Mac 6th Jun 05, 8:12 AM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 8:12 AM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 8:12 AM
    Man mad fibres, will they compost?:confused:
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    • By apprentice tycoon 6th Jun 05, 8:43 AM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 8:43 AM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 8:43 AM
    Man mad fibres, will they compost?:confused:
    by Al Mac
    If you have lots of other waste from veggies and the garden the proportion of man-made fibres is very small, I think most of the hoover stuff is hair and skin...ugh!
    • robnye
    • By robnye 6th Jun 05, 9:01 AM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 9:01 AM
    i hadnt thought of this....... will empty my dyson contents into the bin now.....
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    • 6th Jun 05, 3:05 PM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 3:05 PM
    Man mad fibres, will they compost?:confused:
    by Al Mac
    Probably not, but they'd make the compost free draining and not clumpy, a bit like adding some sharp sand i'd imagine.
  • Queenie
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    • 6th Jun 05, 7:20 PM
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    • 6th Jun 05, 7:20 PM
    I empty my dyson contents in the compost bin ... been doing this for a few years ... it's ok
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