Is it Safe to Compost Paper Towels?

Composting paper towels is safe. It doesn't matter if they have ink on them. Do not compost paper towels that have chemicals (e.g., from cleaning supplies) on them.

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Michelle Bermas has been a freelance writer since 1994. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the "Boston Globe Sunday Magazine," "2008 Writer's Market," "The Social Cause Diet" anthology, "South Shore Living Magazine," "Hudson Valley Life," "The Boston Globe," "The Patriot Ledger Newspaper" and more. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Pace University, New York.