2 AUGUST 2018 Pencil shavings are good to go in the FOGO bin.

2 AUGUST 2018  Pencil shavings are good to go in the FOGO bin.

Pencil and other wood shavings such as saw dust can go in your green lidded food and garden organics/FOGO bin. The wood shavings provide a great source of carbon, which an important component of compost.

You may also add small amounts to your own compost bin, particularly if you have a lot of wet food materials in your compost.  Sawdust is considered a ‘brown’ composting material. It is used to add carbon to the mix and to balance the nitrogen from the ‘green’ composting materials like food.