Frequently asked questions
How does it work?
On your first pick-up, we'll provide you with one of our 5 gallon buckets. Depending on how much food waste you generate, you can select which frequency of pick-up you prefer. Most four family households will generate a bucket every two weeks.
Does it smell?
The bucket we provide you with has a lid so it shouldn't! If you find your bucket getting too stinky, you may want to consider adding a pick-up, but there are a few things you can do.
Where do you currently pick up?
We offer service to Hinesburg, Huntington, Richmond and Jericho on Monday mornings starting at 8am.
What can we compost?
Anything you eat, if it comes from something you eat, and uncoated cardboard + paper products.
- Fats and oils
- Meat and bones
- Fish and seafood, including shells
- Fruits and vegetables (remove stickers!)
- Eggs and egg shells
- Milk, cheese, & all other dairy products
- Bread, pasta and grains
- Coffee grounds and tea leaves
- Condiments (ketchup, mustard etc.)
- Soups and sauces
- Uncoated paper & cardboard
- Uncoated paper plates
- Paper napkins
- Paper towels that have not been used with chemical products
- Uncoated paper bags
- Coffee filters
- Paper tea bags (make sure you take out the staples!)
When do you pick up?
Pick-ups are currently scheduled for week day mornings beginning at 8am. Depending on the route, we may not be done until 4pm.
I would like to switch over to your pick-up - will you pick up my existing compost?
Sure thing. When you sign up and we do our first bucket drop-off we're happy to take your existing compost for free if it is under 5 gallons. Anything over 5 gallons is $1/gallon - a typically backyard composter is anywhere between 30-50 gallons.