Posted: 12/01/2017 at 10:41
Newb - you can go for either of your options - but I think a lot depends on the size of your shreddings. If you've essentially ended up with wood chippings (ie quiet large pieces - the size of small stones) I would use it as a mulch in the way Dove suggests.
If what you have is more like chopped up twigs and straw it will be an excellent 'brown' addition to your compost bin. If there is a lot you can store it in a dumpy sack to add between layers of green stuff when the garden starts producing that.
I use my shreddings every year. They heat up and compost down beautifully