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Compostable Items

 YES, Please!


  • Fruits and veggies- raw and cooked, all parts including seeds. A little oil is OK.

  • Breads, pastries, crackers, dry cereal, rice, pasta, cookies, cakes, all grains. A little oil is OK.

  • Coffee grinds and paper filters

  • Tea - loose and bags…no staples or synthetic bags 

  • Eggshells

  • Nuts, nutshells

  • Beans, legumes. A little oil is OK.

  • Paper products -  white or colored, paper bags, napkins, paper towels, plates, all “compostable” products except utensils. No gloss

  • Newspaper - ripped up, no gloss

  • Cardboard - paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes, ripped up. No gloss 

  • Pizza boxes - place under bucket on pick-up days

  • Fireplace ash - untreated wood ash only

  • Hair / pet fur

  • Cut flowers

  • Potting soil

  • Yard waste - leaves, grass/garden clippings, small wood pieces, weeds etc. 



NO Thanks!


  • Animal products - meat, fish, bones, dairy, butter, excrement, etc.

  • Chemicals

  • Grease or oil

  • Diseased or chemically treated plants/ wood

  • “Compostable” utensils

  • Produce stickers, twist ties or rubber bands

  • Vacuum debris- has synthetic fibers and small plastics

  • Dryer lint - has synthetic fibers

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