What Can You Compost

What Can You Compost

When composting it is essential that you pay attention to what you are throwing in your New Soil Dumpster. Composting, unlike regular trash, goes into making new and healthy soil for local farmers. To ensure that we are providing our local farmers with the best quality soil, it is important to pay attention to what you place in your dumpster. To help ensure that the diverted waste is appropriate, we have included a list of things that you should and should not place in your New Soil compost bin.

Compostable Items:

Food Scraps
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Meat, poultry and fish scraps – including bones
  • Cheese and dairy scraps
  • All solid food leftovers
  • Bread, pasta and grains
  • Eggshells and nutshells
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Tea bags
Food-Soiled Paper
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Paper food wrap
  • Greasy pizza boxes
  • Food-soiled cardboard
  • Paper grocery bags containing food scraps
  • Uncoated paper plates and cups
Yard Waste
  • Leaves, grass and weeds
  • Plant trimmings
  • Branches
  • House plants / Flower bouquets

Unacceptable Items:

  • Animal Waste or pet litter
  • Ashes
  • Diapers, bath tissue
  • Foil
  • Glass
  • Garbage
  • Ice cream cartons
  • Liquids
  • Metals
  • Milk Cartons
  • Plastics or plastic bags
  • Plastic-coated paper plates or cups
  • Styrofoam
  • Rocks

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