Food scrap drop-off

Food scrap fees

UP TO 30 GALLONS


No charge

60+ GALLONS


$52/ton ($5 min.)

How to drop off food scraps

Food scrap drop-off is allowed during business hours only. If you store your food scraps in a plastic bag, please dump them out of the bag and dispose of the bag separately. We do not accept plastic of any kind in our drop-off program.

Up to 30 gallons

Use the collection carts outside of our office. After dropping off your food scraps, please cover them with a shovelful of wood chips (available in an adjacent cart) to help control odors.

31-60 gallons

Please check in at the office first to pay the fee—before you dump your food scraps. Unless instructed otherwise, you can then use the collection carts to drop off your food scraps.

60+ gallons

Please check in at the office first. Your vehicle will be weighed on the scale, you will unload your food scraps in the designated location, and your vehicle will be weighed again once empty. Visit the office again to pay the fee. 

We Accept

Food waste

If it’s edible, we can compost it! This includes:

  • Fats and oil
  • Meat and bones
  • Fish and seafood, including shells
  • Fruits & vegetables
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Milk, cheese, and all other dairy products
  • Bread and grains
  • Coffee grounds and tea leaves
  • Condiments (salad dressing, ketchup, etc.)

Compostable products

We accept compostable items that meet very specific standards; not all compostable products are created equally. Please see the Compostable Products page for details on these standards.

We Do Not Accept

  • Woody material
  • Petroleum-based plastic of any kind
  • Coated or waxed paper
  • Bio-plastic products that are labeled biodegradable, degradable, photo-degradable, oxo-degradable, etc. (We only accept products that have the “compostable” BPI logo or state “meets ASTM standards for compostability”)
  • Dirt/Fill/Stumps (Go to http://cswd.net/recycling/a-z/ for where to bring these items.)
  • Cat, dog, or human waste
  • Diapers, including diapers labeled “compostable”
  • Styrofoam
  • Metals, including foil wrapping and twist ties
  • Toxic materials such as paints, solvents, pesticides, or petroleum products. How to properly dispose of hazardous waste