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    Hi there,

    We've got Guinea Pigs and they produce a lot of sawdust waste and newspaper waste. It currently gets added to our green waste bin and usually fills about hald it (its one of those large standard council wheelie bins), I'm know its compostable but I'm wondering if such a large volume of sawdust would be too much to do at one time....

    Can anyone advise?

    Regards,

    Dave.

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    I would mix the sawdust with grass clippings if you have them. Only problem is that mix will compact down very quickly, reducing airflow, so mix through some wood chip, straw, garden clipping or similar to encourage airflow through your heap. If you feel it might be too much sawdust in one go, then bag it and mix some in every time you mow the lawn.
    Stephen

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    • #3
      In addition to Salexander's comments, would advise on not adding too much straw - tends to have a waxy coating so can take longer to breakdown. Woodchip is a definite must though as sawdust is quite fine and will restrict airflow - agreed!

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