I have been composting for years now and love doing it. But I have also been a garbage burner, now we have a NO burning law and I can't burn anything the fines are just to much to pay $375-$15000 . What i would like to know is can i compost dirty kleenex, papertowels? What all do you compost and does it break down fast? With winter here A pile can take me a year to get it the way I want it so I need things that will break down fast kind of. My shredded paper I sprinkle on my flower gardens with the leaves I put on them for the winter and it decomposes over the winter. Any help or suggestions would be great, as the less i have to pay to get rid of the better.