Acceptable Materials


  •     Bread, toast, cereal, baked goods & pizza
  •     Cake, cookies, pie, muffins & candies
  •     Coffee grounds & filters, teabags
  •     Dairy products, cheese & yogurt (no containers)
  •     Eggs & egg shells
  •     Fruit
  •     Meat, fish & shellfish (including bones)
  •     Nuts & nutshells
  •     Pasta, couscous, potatoes, rice, oatmeal, flour & grains
  •     Vegetables, corn cobs & husks, pumpkins & salads
  •     Sauces, mayonnaise, salad dressing, syrups, peanut butter, jams & jellies (no containers)
  •     Fats & oils, lard, gravy, butter & margarine (no containers)
  •     Shredded paper
  •     Soiled paper towels, paper napkins, facial tissues, paper towel rolls & toilet paper rolls
  •     Soiled paper food packaging, cardboard egg cartons, pizza liners, paper plates, paper towels, and napkins
  •     Houseplants
  •     Popsicle sticks, toothpicks, wood chips, sawdust & cold wood ashes (in paper bags)
  •     Leaves and grass clippings
  •     Weeds, plants, flowers and pumpkins
  •     Small branches and prunings


NON Acceptable Materials


  •     Plastic bags & wrap, Styrofoam
  •     Plastic containers and cutlery
  •     Foil wrap, pouches and pie plates
  •     Metal cans or glass jars
  •     Cereal and cracker box liners
  •     Chip and cookie bags
  •     Pet food bags and other lined bags
  •     Make-up remover pads, cotton swabs and balls
  •     Butter wrappers (foil)
  •     Dental floss, rubber bands
  •     Soiled diapers, baby wipes
  •     Cigarettes and butts
  •     Vacuum contents and bags
  •     Pet feces or litter