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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 6/25/2014, 12:59 pm

Any reason for not doing this? I'm going to do it unless I hear otherwise. Mine is 90% dog hair at least. Hard wood floors and a few rugs. No chemicals on the rugs.
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/the-content-of-your-vacuum-bags-can-make-great-compost

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Re: Vacuum bag contents for compost pile?

Post  Marc Iverson on 6/25/2014, 2:11 pm

Can you even buy a rug, outside some hand-crafted throw rug, that hasn't been treated with chemicals these days? And aren't virtually all of them made with some sort of petrochemical derivative?

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Post  camprn on 6/25/2014, 4:19 pm

I don't do this.

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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 6/25/2014, 4:31 pm

@Marc Iverson wrote:Can you even buy a rug, outside some hand-crafted throw rug, that hasn't been treated with chemicals these days?  And aren't virtually all of them made with some sort of petrochemical derivative?

Yikes! You're right. I only thought of no cleaning chemicals because they're only cleaned by hitting them with water and a jet sprayer. And, they are far from being handcrafted natural materials.
Okay I can live without it rather than mess my compost up with petrochemical lint.

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Re: Vacuum bag contents for compost pile?

Post  plantoid on 6/25/2014, 11:58 pm

I like your stance ,
Now , how are you  going to stop soil , air & rain water borne pollution affecting your compost heap ,plus all the chemicals in the materials you make your compost from such as exotic fruit skins & imported veg that has been treated with goodness knows what ?

 All the " fluff & muck "taken  off the carpets & from emptying the cleaner seems to stay in a ball once the dog hair rots down ( takes about 3 years ) .
 I guess that any food packaging that results in a waste product you can compost will have imparted some of the unsavoury  chemical molecules into the waste .

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Post  FeedMeSeeMore on 6/26/2014, 9:06 pm

@plantoid wrote:I like your stance ,
Now , how are you  going to stop soil , air & rain water borne pollution affecting your compost heap ,plus all the chemicals in the materials you make your compost from such as exotic fruit skins & imported veg that has been treated with goodness knows what ?

 All the " fluff & muck "taken  off the carpets & from emptying the cleaner seems to stay in a ball once the dog hair rots down ( takes about 3 years ) .
 I guess that any food packaging that results in a waste product you can compost will have imparted some of the unsavoury  chemical molecules into the waste .

I can't keep every smidgen of chemical out of the compost pile, that's true.
I had no idea dog hair took that long to decompose.

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