I tried this years ago and it did not work for me. It turned out to
be a total mess, caused a sneezing fit, and the nylon carpet fibers do
not compost well. I put human hair directly into my shade garden to
help ward off the deer, and I believe it is working (my neighbor's
impatiens are all eaten and mine have not been touched.) Your vacuum
waste might work better than mine, particularly if there is no
nylon/polyester fibers in it.
Composting isn't rocket science. Stuff rots. There's plenty of
information on the web and elsewhere for hot, cold, organized, lazy,
fast and slow composting, as well as "recipes" for ingredients. Seems
to me this is pretty much a matter of individual choice. No matter
what 'ingredient' is mentioned, there will be 'for' and 'against'
opinions. There are those who dump *everything* into the pile or bin,
and those who use a recipe. All claim success. I wouldn't *think* of
throwing veg trimmings into the trash, but that's where the vacuum
cleaner dust goes. Satirical aside: many caution against composting
grass clippings that may have been contaminated by weed-killers, but
what about *hair* treatments? Bleach, dye, oil, gell, spray -- I'll
bet our hair is a lot more toxic than our grass. :-)
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