Composting parchment paper and wax paper
Can parchment paper and wax paper be added to home compost piles? Is it safe to compost parchment paper, given that it is coated with Quilon or silicone?
New York County New York
We would not recommend composting the parchment paper, though we do not have specific research about either of these papers in compost piles. The wax paper will decompose slowly but should be safe. If you are very worried about the wax paper, contact the manufacturers.