Food Waste Drop-off

Fees

$45 per ton for commercial haulers. There is no fee for residential food scrap drop off.

How to Drop Off Food Waste

For residents: We have collection carts outside of our office for use during business hours only. Drop off your food waste, then cover your scraps with a shovelful of wood chips (available in an adjacent cart) to help control odors.

Note: 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.

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