compostEver wonder just what is an organic material…Well I found a list for you. No more wondering….

Compostable Material(Food Waste)

  • Fruit and Vegetable trimmings
  • Table scraps
  • Meat, Chicken, Fish, and Bones
  • Shellfish, including the shells
  • Dairy products
  • Bakery waste
  • Cooking oil, Grease and Fat
  • Bread, Rice, Pasta
  • Eggs and their shells
  • Coffee grinds and filters
  • Tea leaves and bags

Other Recyclable & Compostable Material

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Waxed Cardboard
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Bond paper
  • Envelopes (windows should be removed)
  • “Junk Mail” minus the windows, Coupons
  • Soiled napkins, Paper towels, Waxed fast food wrappers
  • Waxed paper and Parchment paper
  • File folders
  • Wrapping paper (no foil)
  • Paper plates & cups (not Styrofoam)
  • News paper (soiled, dry or wet)
  • Sugar & Flour bags
  • Tissues
  • Sawdust, wood shavings, toothpicks, cotton balls, wooden pallets, wood packaging, wood spools
  • (make sure the wood is not treated, like backyard decking)  
  • Ice Cream sticks and packaging
  • Magazines, Books, Phone Books 
  • Cereal, cracker & cookie boxes  (the cookies too if there are any left!)
  • Pizza boxes
  • Biodegradable products that meet the ASTM6400 test protocol.
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