HOW DOES CURBSIDE COMPOST WORK?
1. We provide a 13 gallon bin with locking lid and wheels for $24. The bin will be delivered to your household when you sign up for service or will be available for pick up at a volunteer’s house, depending on your town. For an additional $10 we will include two sizes of compostable bag liners. One size for the 13 gallon curbside bin and a second 3 gallon size for kitchen counter top containers.
2. Line your bin. This is required to ensure the bins can be fully emptied. The drier the contents in the bin, the easier the bins empty, especially in winter and summer, and the less odor and flies. A double lined paper grocery bag works great or you can purchase compostable bag liners. We sell compostable bag liners for outdoor bins and countertop containers that we will drop off at your residence during pick up through our website store.
3. Fill up your bin. We accept all foods including meat, bones, dairy, shells, and all certified compostable service ware. No waxed cardboard, milk cartons, soda cups, drier lint, or cleaning chemicals on paper towels. Find out more details on Whats Compostable.
4. Put your bin out for pick up once a week. Please make sure your bin is on the sidewalk, and not blocked by obstacles like other garbage bins, trees, etc.
In addition to compost, we also pick up textiles for free in a separate bag for select towns. Learn more about our Textile Recycling Progam. AND New this year, we are offering collection of yard waste. Purchase yard waste stickers through our web store, place on a brown paper yard waste bag and set out with your bin.
5. Smile. You most likely will not have to put your regular trash out as often, your making good use of your food scraps, helping the environment, and it’s fun.
6. Receive finished compost in spring. Your hard work comes full circle. Replenish your own soil with community sourced compost rich in humus, micro-organisms, and an abundance of immediate and slow release nutrients.
WHAT CAN I COMPOST?
WE ACCEPT organic material, including:
- Dairy Products
- Meats and Bones
- Coffee Grounds, Filters and Tea bags
- Seafood and Shells
- Fruit and Vegetables
- Paper Napkins and Towels
- Anything designed to be compostable
*We DO NOT accept waxed cardboard, milk cartons, paper cups or similar items not certified compostable.
*We DO NOT accept Grass Clippings. Inquire with your town for their yard waste services.
We take contamination seriously. Bins will not be picked up if contamination is a problem. We can work together to adjust your composting system to eliminate contamination.
APPROVED COMPOSTABLE PRODUCTS
When purchasing compostable forks, bowls, packaging, etc. look for certified compostable products, not biodegradable. These products meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications for compostable plastic ASTM D6400-04 and compostable packaging ASTM D6868-03.
Find compostable bag liners for kitchen counter top containers, 13 gallon curbside bins and commercial slim jims at our web store.
Additional compostable plastic information:
Biodegradable Institute Approved Compostable Products