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Can I Compost Flyers or Leaflets?

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leafletsGlossy flyers and leaflets shouldn’t be composted – it’s better to recycle them instead.

Glossy paper, such as that used in advertising flyers or take-away menus, is often coated in plastic or otherwise uses synthetic materials to achieve shinyness.

The inks used on brightly coloured brochures can sometimes be toxic too.

(Very basic flyers or leaflets – black and white print on low quality paper – can be composted as if they are newspapers though.)

If you’d prefer to reuse them or can’t recycle them in your area, they can be used as the raw material in various crafts.

Also don’t forget to reduce if you can – unsubscribe from mailing lists, refuse it if you’re offered a flyer in the street and put a “no flyers please” note on your front door/mail box to cut down there.

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