FOOD SCRAP RECYCLING PROGRAM
We'll supply you with a 5-gallon bucket, compostable liner, and airtight lid. Each week we'll collect your compostable food waste right from your doorstep and leave you a clean, freshly lined bucket with every pickup. Let us take the work out of composting!
The EPA estimates that more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other single material, with food and organics making up 30% of our waste stream. When we throw food in the trash, we’re throwing away much more than food. Wasted food wastes the water, energy, labor, land, and fertilizers used to grow that food initially. If not handled carefully, these leftovers can add billions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. Reducing food waste is one of the most impactful ways that average consumers can help fight climate change.
When you choose to recycle food waste, you divert food scraps from being wasted and turn them into something useful for our community and environment instead. We'll collect your food scraps and transfer them to one of our local community partners, who then turn it into nutrient-rich compost.
As a member, you can have finished compost that you helped create delivered back to you, each Spring.
We make the process of composting easy, so you can take pride knowing you're doing the right thing for your family, community, and planet!
WE'RE IN YOUR AREA
zip codes we currently service
06605, 06824, 06825, 06828,
06880, 06888, 06889,06883
WHAT CAN I COMPOST
YES, PLEASE INCLUDE
Fruits, Vegetables, Produce, Deli Products
Meats, Bones, Fish, Seafood, Shellfish
Cereals, Breads, Nuts, Grains
Coffee Grounds, Coffee Filters,
Tea Bags (no staples please)
Egg Shells, Dairy, Yogurt (no excessive liquid please)
Cut Flowers, Plant Trimmings
Napkins, Paper Towels
WHAT CAN'T I COMPOST
PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE
Rubber Bands, Twist Ties, Food Stickers, Food Tags
K Cups, Paper Plates, Magazines, News Paper
Compostable Utensils, Cutlery, Plates, Cups
Pet Food, Pet Waste
Compostable Bags, Plastics, Styrofoam,
Cardboard, Waxed Cardboard, Foil, Glass, Metal
Excessive Oils, Fats