Compost

Acceptable Items

  • ALL FOOD, including:
    • Vegetables
    • Fruits
    • Meat
    • Bones
    • Dairy
    • Grains
    • Bread
  • Compostable Products, including:
    • BPI-certified serviceware
    • Pizza boxes
    • Bamboo plates
    • Napkins
    • Paper towels
    • Compostable bags
  • Organics, including:
    • Plant material
    • Soil
    • Flowers
  • Other items such as
    • Eggshells
    • Coffee grounds
    • Tea bags (no staples)
    • Paper bags

Unacceptable Items

  • Plastic bags
  • Coffee cups
  • Plastic utensils
  • Wrappers
  • All plastics
  • Recyclables
  • General landfill waste

Composting Tips

  • Always make sure your compost is free of plastic packaging, stickers, staples, and other manufactured materials
  • If you are unsure if it is compostable, contact us! However, when in doubt, throw it in a waste-to-landfill bin.
  • Visit NC State Composts for more information
  • Take Composting 101 on REPORTER

Composting Locations