Hello from Your Green Team,
Paper towels from restrooms provided a unique opportunity but also some very difficult challenges for our composting facility. Penn State's paper towels are certainly compostable, so it only made sense initially to capture them in our restrooms in compostable bags and work them through our system.
Unfortunately, unlike typical organic waste, the (mostly) dry material arriving in bulk from the restroom bags quickly became impossible to manage at our outside facility. Loose paper towels were soon blowing off the site and on to adjacent properties. We essentially created a large-scale litter problem that required nine members of the waste management staff (and 25% of their time) simply to RE-capture each month.