The Compostables List

 Bennett Compost will pick up the following organic materials for composting:

  • Cardboard

  • Clean paper

  • Coffee grounds and filters

  • Corncobs

  • Cotton rags

  • Dryer and vacuum cleaner lint

  • Eggshells

  • Fireplace ashes

  • Flowers

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Grass clippings

  • Hair and fur

  • Hay and straw

  • Houseplants

  • Leaves

  • Pine needles

  • Newspaper

  • Nut shells

  • Sawdust

  • Tea bags

  • Wood chips

  • Wool rags

  • Yard trimmings

Bennett Compost will NOT pick up the following organic materials for composting:

  • Black walnut tree leaves or twigs

  • Coal or charcoal ash

  • Dairy products (e.g., butter, egg yolks, milk, sour cream, yogurt)

  • Diseased or insect-ridden plants

  • Fats, grease, lard, or oils

  • Meat or fish bones and scraps

  • Pet wastes (e.g., dog or cat feces, soiled cat litter)

  • Yard trimmings treated with chemical pesticides