What to compost?
Raw or cooked fruits and vegetables
Raw or cooked grains: rice, cookies, cake, pasta, bread, popcorn, etc.
Nuts and eggshells
Spices and dried herbs
Tea bags, coffee grounds, coffee filters
Grass clipping, dry leaves, ash, sawdust
Shredded newspapers and paper bags
Food soiled paper towels and napkins
What not to compost?
Meat and dairy products
Diseased or poisonous plants
Oil and grease
How do I collect my food scraps?
Get a plastic bucket and line it with a brown paper bag or simply place a piece of newspaper at the bottom. This will make it easy to slide. Lid is optional. After dropping off your scraps rinse the bucket and start fresh with a new bag or newspaper.
How often should I dispose my food scraps?
About once a week seems to be ideal. In the summer time when it gets really hot, if your composting bucket starts smelling, you can drop off your compost more often or you can also place it in your freezer.