Compostable/Non Compostable Items

Note: If you are going to be in our GoldSTAR program (100% certified organics) or composting all of your food (including animal products), you will be given a different list.

For our All-Food List (Including Meat/Dairy) Click Here!!

 

Compost

Vegetables

  • Potatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Onions
  • etc

Some Paper

  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Some cardboard
  • Paper towels
  • Napkins
  • Coffee filters

Others

  • Beer Brewery Organics
  • Lint from dryer (ONLY IF DRYER SHEETS NOT USED)
  • News Paper
  • Egg Shells
  • Manure
  • Pet Food
  • Feathers
  • Hair
  • Tea Bags

Plant Matter

  • Leaves
  • Algae
  • Ivy
  • Bark
  • Aquatic weeds and plants
  • Lawn trimmings
  • Grass
  • Nut Shells
  • Pine Needles
  • Weeds

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Limes
  • Sugar Cane
  • Oranges
  • Pears
  • Pineapples
  • etc

Grains

  • Nuts
  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Wheat
  • etc

Don’t Compost

Animal Products

  • Bones
  • Cat/Dog feces/Urine
  • Kitty Litter
  • Meat
  • Fish

Toxics

  • Household Cleaners
  • Solvents
  • Sludge
  • Glossy Paper
  • Magazines

Bodily Fluids

  • Blood
  • Urine
  • Mucus 

Dairy

  • Butter
  • Cheese
  • Milk
  • Sour Cream
  • Yogurt

Oils

  • Vegetable oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Grease
  • Salad Dressing
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lard