Posted: 20/07/2017 at 08:59
Ours all go on the heap and seem to break down ok - most common item I often find still intact is egg shells. And like Clarington, we are light-touch composters.
Like Hosta we drink a LOT of tea, so would hate them to go into landfill. The only difference is that any potential contaminant is in a different place. I would prefer not to contaminate my soil but for me a small level at home is preferable to adding further to the level for dreadful contamination in a landfill.
We often add cardboard and paper to our bin as well so accept that various contaminants may enter our compost one way or another.
It's one of those issues you have to reach your own decision on and do what makes you comfortable and sits well with your conscience.
PS I don't think I have enough window sills to dry ours out. My mum used to have a friend who dried hers out - but that was because she used each teabag three times........