Shiny Newspaper?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by Sarahsdawn, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Sarahsdawn

    Sarahsdawn In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2014
    Hi Peeps!
    I'm not really sure where to post this question/concern, but I'll stick it here, since it's sort of feeding related, in a roundabout way.
    Shiny newspapers...what do you do with them? We can't use them as bedding for our parrots, because the ink in them is toxic, or some such. Our parrots (well, one of them) eats the mealworms so we can't use them for them. I also red that you can't use them for red wigglers. Are they useful for nothing but the garbage/recycling bin?
    We're managing to "recycle" so much in house, it's a bit of a disappointment to not be able to do that with the glossies and paper board.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I can't really help you but our recycle company just recently started taking everything paper, including the slick stuff and even window envelopes.
  3. Red-Stars-in-RI

    Red-Stars-in-RI Songster

    Mar 24, 2014
    Rhode Island
    If you don't have that large a quantity and you shred it, I imagine it would compost OK.

    Best bet may be out of home recycling, though.

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