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What to compost with commercial composting

What Do We Compost?

YES

FOOD PRODUCTS

Baked goods

Bones

Breads

Candy

Cereal

Coffee grounds

Dairy products

Eggshells

Fish/seafood

Fried food

All fruits

Meats

Grain products

All vegetables

Spices/herbs

Sugars/syrup

Tea

PAPER PRODUCTS

Coffee filters

Sugar/salt/pepper packets

Egg cartons

Gift bags

Gift wrap

Blue masking tape

Paper food packaging

Microwave popcorn bags

Newspaper

Food soiled paper

Pencils

Tea bags

Waxed Paper

Wood products/sawdust

OTHER

BPI certified compostable bags

BPI compostable products

Cold ashes from fireplace/grill

Cellulose sponges

Compostable kitchenware (look for “ASTM D-6400”)

Holiday wreaths

Cotton balls

100% cotton clothing

Dryer lint

Fur/hair

Houseplant scraps

Nail clippings

PLA Natureworks items

What Do We Not Compost?

NO

KITCHEN PRODUCTS

Berry containers

Candy wrappers

Plastic condiment packets

Gum

Juice boxes, other foil-lines containers

Large quantities of liquids

Waxed cardboard cartons

HOME PRODUCTS

Candles

Cat litter

Ceramics

Christmas trees

Cleaners

Dog food bags

Facial tissue

Swiffer dusters

Synthetic clothing

Soap

OTHER

Cigarettes/cigars

Construction materials

Dead animals

Feces

Fertilizers

Glass

Hygiene products

Rubber

Soil

Styrofoam

Wax

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