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Clean, natural (unpainted/untreated) wood can go in the compost. Must be cut to 3’ and 3” in diameter. Must fit in the cart with the lid closed. Painted, stained, or treated wood, along with plywood or pressboard, must NOT be composted (synthetic glues or adhesives will not compost).
If possible reuse or donate the wood for another project.
Commercial composting operations will 'chip' the wood into small pieces which will compost in their industrial piles. Much more work and slower to do in a backyard compost pile.
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