What Goes in My Compost?

Recology accept food scraps, soiled paper, and plants in the green composting cart. Only bio-plastics labeled “compostable” and displaying a green or brown stripe may be placed in your green cart.

Recology Compost Poster
  1. Accepted Composting Materials
  2. Unaccepted Composting Material
  • Bread, grains and pasta
  • Coffee grounds (and filters)
  • Dairy
  • Eggshells
  • Fish and shellfish
  • Fruit, including pits
  • Meat, including bones
  • Poultry
  • Vegetables
  • Branches and brush
  • Flowers and floral trimmings
  • Grasses and weeds
  • Leaves
  • Tree trimmings
  • Coffee filters
  • Greasy pizza boxes
  • Paper cups (including chain store coffee cups) and plates
  • Paper ice cream containers
  • Paper bags, napkins and towels
  • Paper take-out boxes and containers
  • Paper tea bags
  • Waxed cardboard and paper
  • Wine corks