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 

The following non-food materials are still accepted:

  •     Paper napkins and paper towels
  •     Uncoated paper bags used to line food scrap containers
  •     Sandwich skewers and toothpicks (no plastic frills)
  •     Wooden coffee stirrers and chop sticks
  •     Coffee filters and teabags
NO Food Service Packaging Allowed
  • Compostable food service packaging is NO LONGER accepted at Green Mountain Compost as of January 1, 2022


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