I have grass clippings from weekly mowing, but I also use wooden shavings from big box stores for my dogs and change it out regularly. Do I need sawdust type shavings or would these larger type of clippings also work? They are more like "chips", as each piece is typically one inch long by half and inch wide; will that work? Also would cedar chips be detrimental to the composting process?
I use wooden shavings too since I am in an area where people do not have lawns. (The ones I get are from a thickness planer, so it sounds similar to what you use.) They work fine, but take a little longer to break down than grass clippings. (They do not clump like grass clippings either so are actually easier to use in a compost heap.)
I have never used cedar chips but I see no reason why it would affect your compost negatively.
Updated on August 13, 2019
By Dr Mark