What can I drop off? We divide compostable items into kitchen scraps and yard waste.

Kitchen scraps that are OK to bring:

  • All fruits and vegetables
  • Bread, pasta, baked goods
  • Coffee grounds and filters, tea bags that are paper (not plastic labels!)
  • Any diary products, including cheese and eggshells
  • Paper towels, napkins
  • Soiled paper products, torn to pieces
  • Flower bouquets, small dead houseplants

Yard waste that is OK to bring:

– Yard waste goes in a special pile. Drop off during work day or email us to schedule

  • Clean leaves with no trash or sidewalk dirt
  • Grass clippings
  • Garden material (no diseased plants)
  • Small branches or trimmings, no more than 1/4″ in diameter or 2′ in length

What is NOT OK to bring:

  • Any meat, including seafood or any shells
  • Any plastic, including plastic wrap, food containers, coffee cup lids, or cutlery
  • Any metal, including cutlery, foil, or cans
  • Glass
  • Rubber bands
  • Twist ties
  • Stickers on fruit/vegetables
  • Compost that has been sitting in your basement for months and is a liquid mess
  • Glossy paper like magazine circulars; these may have unwanted ink and are better recycled
  • Corn-based cups and cutlery; these require industrial-scale facilities to break down
  • Yard waste that is woody, thicker than 1/4″ in diameter, or longer than 2′
  • Yard waste that is full of trash or sweeping dust
  • Diseased plants
  • Anything you wouldn’t want in compost in your own garden!

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