Why should I make the extra effort to compost?
There are 3 very good reasons:
- Composting will reduce the amount of household refuse generated, on average, by 30 - 40%.
- Composting will reduce the production of greenhouse gases.
- Composting produces nutrient-rich soil.
Where can I compost catering supplies and my other compostable material?
Here are some options for composting:
- You can start composting in your yard or in a bin on your balcony
- No matter where you live in North America, you can find a composting facility near you that will gladly accept compostable foodservice products. You can find the one nearest to you by searching Biocycle’s website database: www.findacomposter.com
What can I compost?
Here is a basic list to get you started:
(called green or wet matter)
(called brown or dry matter)
Material that should
not be composted
Fresh grass clippings
Fresh weed clippings
(Except weeds that have gone to seed or with persistent root systems)
Fruit and vegetable scraps
(disposable wooden cutlery included)
(palm leaf plates and bowls included)
(recycling is recommended)
(wool, linen, cotton, untreated leather…)
Meat and Fish
(stalks can be composted)
Weeds that have gone to seed or with persistent root systems
Diseased plants or leaves
Animal or human excrements
(can contain pathogens)
Materials contaminated by pesticides or other dangerous products
(ex. : treated wood)
Large quantities of waterlogged material