What materials are accepted?


  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat, fish, and bones
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Bread, pasta, beans, and rice
  • Nuts and shells
  • Coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags
  • Animal and pet food

Non-recyclable paper

  • Paper towels, napkins, and tissues
  • Pizza delivery boxes
  • Dirty paper bags

Certified compostable products

  • BPI certified compostable paper and plastic cups, plates, bowls, utensils, and containers
  • Look for the BPI logo to ensure it is compostable

Other residential compostable items

  • Hair, fur, and nail clippings
  • Cotton balls and swabs with paper stems (must not have been used with chemicals)
  •  Houseplants and flowers

Show All Answers

1. Who can participate in the food scraps drop-off program?
2. Are food scraps accepted from businesses?
3. How do I get started?
4. How often can I drop off food scraps?
5. Do I need to use a compostable bag?
6. Will the food scraps smell and attract pests?
7. Could I put yard waste in with my food scraps?
8. How are food scraps recycled?
9. What materials are accepted?
10. What materials are not accepted?