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Old 10-21-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I just moved to this small town and discovered they do not recycle. I can't throw milk cartons and boxes away to be buried. I have a shed and space so they will be washed out and bagged and saved.

I'm going to use the milk cartons to start plants. As a matter of fact they can be planted in them with the bottom cut and will stay warmer in cold soil. The cardboard and paper I want to mulch...

Is there some way to do this? Anyplace I can find instructions? Any other suggestions on how to find uses for paper, especially boxes.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Jax
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I think you can compost cardboard...not sure about all types of boxes, but the plain currogated brown ones should compost for you.
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Old 10-21-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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Why not talk to the people at your local grocery store, and ask if they'll take your boxes to recycle?
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I've seen instructions to use cardboard boxes to mulch. Put them down, soak well, plant through them and mulch on top. Anything planted underneath can't get through. You could also plant on Top of them, if you added enough mulch/soil. Lasagna gardening I think it's called?
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I've seen instructions to use cardboard boxes to mulch. Put them down, soak well, plant through them and mulch on top. Anything planted underneath can't get through. You could also plant on Top of them, if you added enough mulch/soil. Lasagna gardening I think it's called?
Thank you

I'm putting them all in the shed and they can just wait until spring.

I'm also using the milk jugs to start plants since they come with a handy dandy handle. Too later for a garden this year but come spring I'm looking forward to it.
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