What’s In/Out?

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The smaller you can make your organic material, the more you can fit in your household receptacle and the faster it will break down in the compost bin. Please take a few minutes to chop your broccoli stalks, brussels sprout stalks, and anything else that is dense in nature. Restaurant partners: Please see our Kitchen Composting Guide for signage you can print, laminate, a post in your space for staff awareness.

What’s In?

From the House

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Baked goods, including bread
  • Rice, grains, and pasta
  • Paper towels, paper plates,and napkins
  • Tea leaves and bags
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Egg shells
  • Nonglossy shredded paper (newspaper or printer paper) and cardboard

From the Yard

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves (go into our BROWN SOURCE)
  • Nondiseased plants and garden trimmings

What’s Out?

From the House

  • All meat scraps, including chicken
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Bones
  • Fat, grease, and oils
  • All dairy products, including cheese

From the Yard

  • Weeds that have gone to seed
  • Diseased plants
  • Large branches, roots, and thorny stems
  • Dog and cat waste
  • Coal or charcoal ash
  • Anything treated with pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides