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 Should paper towels be placed in the trash or compost bin?

Posted on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010

We cannot compost paper towels from bathrooms, so they need to go in the trash.

Napkins (and paper towels other than those used in bathrooms) are compostable.

Tags: Composting, Waste

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