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#1 posted 07-18-2012 03:38 PM

I generate a lot of sawdust when I mill. Piles of it in fact. You can use it in compost, but as WDHLT15 said, add some nitrogen to the mix to balance it back out. You can get testers to check the balance of the elements in your soil/compost… just dial it in as needed.

I asked my lumberyard what they do with all the sawdust they create. The owner told me that local stables usually come pick it up because it’s great for clean up and bedding. He said you will want to check about any woods that may irritate the animals though and separate those from your piles.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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