What Can/Can Not Be Composted

To Keep Costs Low, We Need Your Participation in Providing Us with Only the Items We Can Turn Into Compost.  All Other Materials Cause Issues on Machinery, Employees, and Quality of Finished Product Which is Used in Community Gardens, Home Gardens and Food Production Farms.

Heck Yeah Give Us Those Scraps!

  • Fruits and Veggies
  • Eggshells
  • Cooked Meat
  • Cheese/Dairy
  • Breads or Baked Goods
  • Pastas
  • Grains (rice, cereal etc)
  • Legume Shells (peanuts, pistachios, etc)
  • Clam Shells etc
  • Fish and Chicken Bones
  • Herbivore Manure and Bedding (rabbits, gerbils etc)
  • BPI Certified Compostable Products
  • Brown Paper Bags or BPI Certified Compostable Bags
  • Yard or Plant Debris (including backyard weeds)
  • Non Glossy Paper like Newspaper
  • Sauces/Condiments

No Way!

  • Metal
  • Plastic
  • Glass
  • Raw Meat
  • Non Herbivore Manure & Bedding (reptiles, dog, cat etc)
  • Glossy Paper
  • Branches Larger than 5" Diameter
  • "Biodegradeable" Products (still contain petroleum and harm finished compost)
  • Plastic Grocery Bags or Packaging
  • Used Cooking Oil/Grease
  • Treated or Painted Wood
  • Medical Waste
  • Rocks

BPI Certified Compostable Products

Don't be green washed by claims of compostability.  Look for the BPI logo on products that have been tested and proven to not harm the finished compost.  

Not all compostable products work in our WI weather the way we would want them to, even with the certification.  We will soon be offering or recommending certain compostable products that have passed our on-site tests.