Organics Accepted and Not Accepted Materials

Accepted

Yard Trimmings
  • Branches (small, no more than 4' in length)
  • Grass clippings
  • Floral trimmings
  • Houseplants (no pots or planters)
  • Leaves
  • Yard trimmings (loose or in paper bags)
Food Scraps
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Candy
  • Coffee grounds (including paper filter)
  • Condiments (no containers)
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs (cooked)
  • Eggshells
  • Fruit (including peel, pits, and shells)
  • Grains and pasta
  • Leftovers
  • Nuts (including shells)
  • Oatmeal and other cereals
  • Preserves (jams and jelly)
  • Tea bags and tea leaves
  • Spoiled foods
  • Vegetables (including cobs and husks)
Food Soiled Paper
  • Coffee filters
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Paper cups and plates (without plastic coating)
  • Paper napkins and towels (dry or wet)
  • Paper take-out boxes and cups (without plastic coating)
  • Pizza boxes (greasy or with food residue)
Other
  • Cotton balls
  • Dryer lint
  • Popsicle® sticks
  • Shredded paper
  • Sawdust
  • Toothpicks
  • Wooden chopsticks

Not Accepted

  • All plastics (including compostable and biodegradable)
  • Diapers
  • Cigarette butts
  • Dead animals
  • Pet waste
  • Aluminum foil
  • Automotive grease
  • Ceramics
  • Cigarette ashes
  • Clothing (consider donating)
  • Cooking grease or oil
  • Disposable mop sheets
  • Dryer sheets
  • Glass
  • Hazardous waste
  • Motor oil
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic coated cartons (e.g., milk and ice cream cartons)
  • Plastic cutlery (including those labeled "biodegradable" and "compostable"
  • Recyclables (put in recycling cart)
  • Rocks
  • Scrap metal
  • Soil
  • Straws
  • Styrofoam ® (clean Styrofoam accepted at several UPS locations)
  • Tree stumps
  • Wine corks
  • Wood (treated or large pieces)