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This might be a long shot, but anybody in zootown want five boxes of shredded paper for crafts or critters?

Quart mason jar for size (not included).

Purple mooseage me and I could leave it out for you just north of Pine Street downtown Missoula.

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Why not use as mulch? You can also get a paper log maker press which makes good fireplace kindling out of it: https://us.amazon.com/Northern-Tool-Equipment-09001007-Paper/dp/B00GTP5UQE. Or use as packing material for shipping.

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Jesse Fister wrote:Why not use as mulch? You can also get a paper log maker press which makes good fireplace kindling out of it: https://us.amazon.com/Northern-Tool-Equipment-09001007-Paper/dp/B00GTP5UQE. Or use as packing material for shipping.

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Personally, I don't like using any paper products or cardboard in or on my soil due to the glues and inks they are made with. Paul doesn't like to either.

Plus, I once lived somewhere where the previous resident had added shredded paper to the compost and there ended up being shredded paper hanging from the trees (!!) --from the birds carrying it away for nesting material. Which is amusing...for a second. Even without the help of the birds, it just blows around and looks like litter to me, making a place look trashy, literally and figuratively. Though I might have found someone elsewhere on the Internet who would use it their compost.

That paper log maker/press though...that is a sweet idea! Thanks Jesse!

This was a (hopefully) one time purge of decades of paperwork that I've been meaning to go through for years now and finally got around to it. Going forward, there will be far less shredded paper because most of my work is paperless these days.

For those with more shredded paper on a regular basis and a fireplace (I no longer have a fireplace or RMH at my new digs in town), that paper log maker is really a "problem is the solution" strategy!


 
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Found somebody who wanted it! They were going to use it to stuff a punching bag along with sand and stuff.

That was cool.
 
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