Shredded Paper Composting
Shredded office paper or newspaper can also be used as carbon sources for composting. The benefits are that they are easy to find and free. You can easily find an office building that will give you their shredded paper. Try to find one that is not too big other wise they will overwhelm you very quickly. Shredded paper is easier to find year round than leaves are. Newspaper makes a good brown compost material and the soy based dyes are not harmful. Be sure to only use the newsprint and not the glossy sections.