Can I compost cotton?

Zone Wellington, New Zealand | chorrill added on May 9, 2019 | Answered

Can cotton be safely composted or does it have unsafe chemicals in it?

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Answered on May 10, 2019

Cotton comes from a plant, and will be safe to compost. The only chemicals present that could pose a threat will be anything that they were treated with during the growing process, and usually this is not a real problem.

It will be safe to compost cotton.

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