Yard Waste & Composting

Did you know? By composting food scarps, we lower our carbon footprint and help keep 28% of materials out of landfills. Learn more about how to start composting at Metro – Composting or download this How to Compost Guide (PDF).

What goes in the compost bin?

  • Fruits and veggies.
  • Grains. Bread, pasta, rice.
  • Eggshells.
  • Coffee and Tea. Grounds, tea leaves, paper filters, paper tea bags.
  • Food Scraps. Plate scrapings, leftovers, spoiled food.
  • Yard Waste. Grass clippings, leaves, flowers, straw.

How to compost at home. Yard waste bin: leaves, twigs and small branches, grass clippings, weeds, flowers, house plants. At-home compost bin: food scraps and coffee/tea filters, shredded paper, sawdust and wood chips. These materials are not accepted in your yard waste bin but can be composted at home with the materials from your yard waste bin. Put extra yard debris in one of these: 32 gallon cans with handles and lids (60 pound limit), or kraft paper yard bags, or bundle extra branches. Keep out of yard waste bin: food scraps and coffee/tea filters, pet waste/litter, and plastic bags.

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