What can I compost?
Please be mindful of what you place in your compost container. While we offer a great option for waste diversion, remember that the best option for the environment is to reduce your waste.
What about compostable plastic?
Most compostable plastics require an industrial process to completely break down. In our conventional compost piles we can only handle very small amounts of certified compostable plastic because they need to be sifted out and reincorporated into new piles many times.
Alternatively, we recommend trying to reduce waste where possible:
Bring your own takeout containers. Health codes may prevent restaurants from serving food in your own container, but nobody will stop you from transferring it from a plate.
Re-use, recycle, and buy products made from 100% post consumer content.
In the hierarchy of best options for waste: composting is above land-fill but below recycling.
As for certifications: this is the best to look for. It certifies that the product can be composted in conventional compost piles in a reasonable amount of time:
The following are the minimum certification that we can take for compostable plastics. If a plastic product is not certified compostable by BPI or TUV we will reject it: