What to Compost

As a general rule of thumb, anything that once was alive can be composted.

Kitchen Compost

  • Food scraps (excluding meat, bones, and fatty foods such as cheese, salad dressing, and oils)
  • Egg shells
  • Nut shells
  • Coffee grounds

Yard or Garden Compost

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Yard trimmings such as flowers, plants, weeds, etc.
  • Woody yard waste such as tree branches, sawdust, etc.
  • Shredded newspaper
  • Ashes
  • Manure
  • Hay or straw