Compostable Items

CompostNow can accept the following items because we process our compost at industrial scale facilities, using aerobic windrow piles.
Fruit and vegetable scraps
Meat, bones, fish products
Pasta, bread, cereal
Cooked foods
Dairy products, egg shells
Coffee grounds, filters, & tea bags
Paper towels and paper towel rolls
Soiled paper food packaging
Pizza boxes
Muffin wrappers
Flour and sugar bags
Paper plates
Candies, cookies and cake
Baking ingredients, herbs, spices
Household plants including soil
100% cotton cheesecloth
Pet food
Items labeled BPI Certified Compostable
Items labeled ASTM D6400 or D6868


Non-Compostable Items

These are items that cannot be taken by CompostNow.
PLASTIC (unless labeled compostable)
Styrofoam meat trays
Aluminum foil
Clams, oysters, mussels (basically rocks)
Candles, synthetic corks and gum
Artificial flowers and plants
Rugs, carpets
Cigarette butts, tobacco
Dental floss and Q-tips
Baby wipes
Disposable mop sheets
Dryer lint sheets
Vacuum cleaner bags
Hair, pet fur, pet waste
Dead animals
Fireplace or BBQ ashes
Recyclable materials
Items labeled biodegradable (meaningless)
Items labeled Oxo-Biodegradable