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Can you put wetwipes on the compost?

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Hessy Sun 23-Feb-14 20:11:09

New to this composting malarkey and can't find an answer to this question. We generally use huggies, if that makes a difference.

Hessy Sun 23-Feb-14 20:11:39


MarianneEnjolras Sun 23-Feb-14 20:12:37

Don't thinks so due to the chemicals in them.

Fishandjam Sun 23-Feb-14 20:15:24

Yes if they're the green/pink ones which are made of paper. Do they tear easily? Not if they're the ones made of synthetic fabric.

Even so, I wouldn't put too many in without mixing them well with other biodegradable waste (garden refuse, kitchen waste etc) as they may take a while to decompose (even with poo to help them along!) Also, I'm assuming they will be pooey, so don't use the resulting compost around salad crops.

Hessy Sun 23-Feb-14 20:36:44

Gosh hadn't even considered the poo! Thanks both

aircooled Mon 24-Feb-14 21:07:09

There was life before 'wipes'. I used to use a wodge of toilet paper with a squirt of baby lotion which I think is ok to flush down the loo. Seem to have gone off the gardening theme here...

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