Frequently Asked Questions
ALL food scraps!!
*Including meat/bones and dairy
*Please remove fruit and veggie stickers
Coffee grounds/filters and tea bags
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
What items we cannot accept?
Compostable plastics, such as utensils and bags
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!
When is my Pick-up day?
After signing up you will be assigned a route. Please put your bucket out by 8am on your designated pickup day.