Question: I buy your dyed Merino 64s tops and fleece and I wondered whether the dye is safe enough for me to put my wool 'wastage' on to my compost heap? I already put the ends etc of natural fleeces on to my compost bin and thought I would ask you whether the dyed wool can also be disposed of in the same way.Answer: My Merino 64s are commercially dyed with acid dyes. They should be safe enough to put into your compost bin, but I'd rather recommend that you put it out for nesting birds... just in case! Particularly if you are composting in order to mulch around veggies. I would do the same with any naturally dyed wool too, because the mordants can be toxic. Natural (raw), or mildly washed fleece should be fine for the compost bin, but double check your washing liquid's details. Raw fleece also works really well for the trenches you might dig for beans and so on.
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