What is compostable?

Yard Waste

NO

  • Rocks
  • Dirt
  • Plastic bags
  • Processed wood
  • Landscape timbers
  • Materials that contain trash
  • Metal
  • Concrete
  • Other contaminants

YES

  • Grass Clippings
  • Green Leaves
  • Dry Leaves
  • Sod
  • Straw
  • Wood shavings
  • Twigs
  • Dead Brown Plants or Potted Plants
  • Sawdust
  • Pine Needles
  • Finely-Chopped Woody Brush
  • Corncobs
  • Grass clipping
  • Branches
  • Shrubbery

Food Waste

NO

  • Plastics and Styrofoam
  • Chemicals
  • Metals
  • Glass
  • Pet Waste and Diapers
  • Plastic wrap, twist ties, stickers, rubber bands
  • Any inorganic materials

YES

  • Plate Scrapings, including meats, fish & bones
  • Fruit & Vegetable Scraps
  • Coffee Grounds & Filters
  • Tea & Tea Bags (no staples)
  • Egg Shells, nut shells
  • Stale Bread
  • Paper Towels & paper napkins
  • Cheese, Eggs & Other Proteins
  • Compostable Service ware
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