Only in books on composting - those books say that hair dressing asalons are
a good source.
The only problem with it is that it tends to mat together so you've got to
be a good compost turner. I'm not so tend to find chunks of uncomposted
hair that I have to throw back into the next batch.
email@example.com (Dick Adams) wrote in
I used to throw dog hair clippings onto my compost pile. I live in a
cool (sometimes very cold!) and I don't like to turn my piles more tha a
few times over our short summer. I found that that hair would take more
than a year to break down. It wasn't a big problem, but lumps of matted
hair were a mild annoyance so I don't bother trying anymore.
(Being organic matter, hair will break down eventually, but you will
note that users of septic tanks are advised not to flush hair, and hair
generally outlasts everything except bone in most conditions.)
I run my own aerated treatment system. You don't put anything down it that
will bind or clog the various pipes and chambers, and that will not break
down fairly quickly. Hair has a way of catching on any lip or sharp edge.
The contents of my vacuum cleaner (dog and human hair included) goes in the
compost not in the toilet.
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