ATTENTION: Beginning January 1, 2022, Green Mountain Compost (GMC) will no longer accept compostable cups, plates, utensils, or foodware of any kind, even if it is certified compostable. 


Food Scraps and Leftovers
  • Fruits and vegetables (please remove stickers)
  • All food waste including meat
  • Fats and oils
  • Meat and bones
  • Fish and seafood, including shells
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Milk, cheese and all other dairy products
  • Bread, pasta and grains
  • Coffee grounds and tea leaves
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, etc.)
  • Soups and sauces
  • Chewing gum 
Food Service Packaging 
  • Green eco-products utensils
  • Greenware drink cups 
  • Uncoated paper plates
  • Cardboard with stuck-on food (e.g. messy pizza boxes)
  • Uncoated paper take-out containers (Co-op brown take-out boxes) 
  • Paper napkins and towels
  • Uncoated paper bags
  • Sandwich skewers and toothpicks
  • Wooden chop sticks 
Beverage Products 
  • Green Mountain Coffee Cups 
  • Compostable straws  
  • Wood coffee stirrers
  • Coffee filters and tea bags
  • Green Mountain Coffee Cup 
BPI-Certified Products
  • Any compostable packaging or product that is CLEARLY labeled "Compostable"

For more details on what is accepted for composting please visit the Green Mountain Compost website.