Compost Cab

Dos and Dont’s

So, you’re ready to get composting! Excellent. Maybe you’ve become a Compost Cab home subscriber. Or maybe you’re using our farmers market drop-off service. Or maybe you’re starting a compost pile at home. Here’s what you need to know for URBAN COMPOSTING MADE EASY.


• All fruit and vegetable scraps – including rinds and cores
• Bread, cookies, crackers, pasta – pretty much anything made of flour
• Grains, cooked or uncooked – rice, oats, barley, wheat, etc.
• Coffee grounds, tea bags  (no staples, please), filters
• Herbs and spices
• Egg shells (crushed well)
• Nuts and nutshells
• Soiled paper napkins and paper towels

The smaller the pieces, the quicker they’ll break down in the compost pile,
so please snap that corn cob in half!


• Meat, poultry, or fish, including bones, fat, gristle, skin, etc.
• Dairy products, including cheese, butter, yogurt, sour cream, etc.
• Grease, oil, or sauce of any kind

There are a bunch of reasons for these prohibitions. These materials can
throw off the balance of the compost and slow breakdown. They attract
rodents, maggots, and other lovely visitors. And they stink. So please
take your scrap separation seriously!


• Try a countertop container that you empty into the bin.
• Do not over-tighten your bin’s lid – you’ll tear the liner.
• Cleaner composting = happier people!