Can dryer lint go in compost?

QUESTION: Can dryer lint go in compost?

ANSWER: Dryer lint from natural fibers, like cotton towels or sheets, is perfectly compostable and will break down in your compost just like every other additive. Dryer lint from synthetic fibers like polyester are not organic materials and should not be added to your compost. If it’s a mix of stuff from drying all your clothes together and is mostly natural materials, it isn’t worth worrying about.

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