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You take all mail (almost) take out plastic windows and bury in low spots on property, and cover with the dirt or clay you dug up.
 
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Hi Mike;
That seems labor-intensive.
I throw mine in the wood burner... faster, easier, and keeps us warm.
Mail is a very small processed wood product.
Composing it is a very slow process.
If you have one, you could toss your mail in the outhouse... however, in that case, I would refrain from using the mail as a paper substitute!
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My "clean" mail and cardboad often just gets stuffed into my kitchen compost container!
 
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I start by reducing the mail coming in - 'going paperless' on my bills, taking myself off any mailing lists that aren't of particular interest,  etc. Whenever I can, I stuff the junk mail into any prepaid envelopes they've sent, and mail it all back to them, lol. Anything with sensitive information becomes a firestarter, bigger items, like cardboard get repurposed for garden mulch, torn up for critter bedding (chickens, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs...), crafting, or as packing materials to ship things out. Only the plastic that I can't figure out a use for goes to the dump - and even that bugs the piss outta me.
 
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I like the idea of setting up a "System for Collecting Burnables":









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This makes digging a hole for paper a lot easier and now there is biochar for the garden.
 
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