Can I Compost Brown paper?(From the Household waste category | No comments yet - start the conversation)
Yes, you can compost brown paper.
If it’s been used for packaging, remove as much of the packing tape/sellotape as you can first though, as that’s plastic so will not break down.
The thickness of the paper will determine how long it’ll take to compost down but it shouldn’t be long (especially if it gets wet).
If you’ve got a lot of greens in your bin (like fresh veg peelings or grass clippings), brown paper will help soak up excess moisture and if scrunched up, will stop everything getting too dense so help with airflow.