We offer a composting-pickup service included with the price of any trash/recycling pickup level AND we offer a composting-only service!
We pick-up large scale compost for local businesses!
During the summer/fall we partner with the Alan Day Community Garden.
A large portion of the food scraps that we pick up go right back into the soil in our community!
"COMPOSTING PROMOTES BIODIVERSITY AND FEEDS THE SOIL."
"COMPOSTING REDUCES LANDFILL WASTE"
OUR COMPOSTING GUIDE
Are you a first time composter? Here are some of our tips as well as a guide for what we compost and how you can start!
FOOD WASTE WE COMPOST:
✔ Meat, chicken, bones, fish, shellfish, eggs & eggshells
✔ Fruits & vegetables, peels & pits, nuts & shells
✔ Bread, rice, pasta, dough & baked goods
✔ Dairy including cheese & butter
✔ Spoiled or moldy food (no liquids)
✔ Tea (loose & bagged), coffee grounds & filters
✔ Anything that is (or was) edible
NON-RECYCLABLE PAPER AND CARDBOARD:
✔ Paper egg cartons, napkins, paper towels and hot drink holders
✔ Paper bags, flour/sugar bags (no plastic lining!)
✔ Food-soiled waxed paper, paper board and cardboard
✔ Food-soiled portions of pizza boxes
(*the soiled portion can be composted, but all clean cardboard should be recycled)
✔ Paper plates, paper cups with no plastic coating
✔ Small wooden fruit crates (no wire)
✔ Wooden chopsticks, skewers, toothpicks certified compostable products
✔ BPI certified compostable products: cutlery, cups, food waste bags
✔ Put in a closed container lined with a paper bag, newspaper, leaf mulch, clean sawdust, or a certified compostable bag such as BioBags. Please clean your container regularly.
✔ All plans include up to 8 gallons of compost per pickup. Extra is $1 per gallon if we have room (free if you have trash pickup and have not reached the maximum trash weight of your plan).
✔ Please contact us for special arrangements with large yard waste; $2 per 10 gallons.
(leaves, brush, sticks, weeds, small trees, etc.)
Spoke Folks can loan 5g buckets to customers.