Frequently Asked Questions

We accept:

  • ALL food scraps!! 

*Including meat/bones and dairy

*Please remove fruit and veggie stickers

  • Coffee grounds/filters and tea bags

  • Egg shells

  • Food soiled napkins and paper towels

  • Brown Paper bags or newspaper can be used to line the inside of the bucket and can break down in the piles

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What items we cannot accept?

  • Plastic

  • Metal

  • Styrofoam

  • Compostable plastics, such as utensils and bags

  • Glossy paper 

  • Pet waste

  • Containers stating "must be composted in commercial facility"

 

How does it work?

  • Step 1: Participants separate their food scraps and other organic materials from their trash and deposit them into a 5-gallon compost bin


  • Step 2: Willow Tree Community Compost collects the filled bin weekly or bi-weekly and replaces it with a clean bin


  • Step 3: The organic material is brought to Sunrise Farm where it is mixed with carbon material and made into a nutrient rich soil amendment to be added to the fields


  • Step 4: Together we turn a waste product into a valuable resource for our community!

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