frequently asked questions
How does it work?
On your first pick-up, we'll provide you with one of our 5 gallon buckets. Depending on how much food waste you generate, you can select which frequency of pick-up you prefer. Most four family households will generage a bucket every two weeks.
Does it smell?
The bucket we provide you with has a lid so it shouldn't! If you find your bucket getting too stinky, you may want to consider adding a pick-up, but there are a few things you can do.
Where do you currently pick up?
We offer service to Jericho, Bolton, Richmond, Essex, Williston + St. George on Saturday mornings starting at 8am.
What can we compost?
Anything you eat, if it comes from something you eat, and uncoated cardboard + paper products.
- Fats and oils
- Meat and bones
- Fish and seafood, including shells
- Fruits and vegetables (remove stickers!)
- Eggs and egg shells
- Milk, cheese, & all other dairy products
- Bread, pasta and grains
- Coffee grounds and tea leaves
- Condiments (ketchup, mustard etc.)
- Soups and sauces
- Uncoated paper & cardboard
- Uncoated paper plates
- Paper napkins
- Paper towels that have not been used with chemical products
- Uncoated paper bags
- Coffee filters
- Paper tea bags (make sure you take out the staples!)
When do you pick up?
Pick-ups are currently scheduled for Saturday and Sunday mornings beginning at 8am. Depending on the route, we may not be done until 4pm.
I would like to switch over to your pick-up - will you pick up my existing compost?
Sure thing. When you sign up and we do our first bucket drop-off we're happy to take your existing compost for free if it is under 5 gallons. Anything over 5 gallons is $1/gallon - a typically backyard composter is anywhere between 30-50 gallons.