Green Earth Technology
composts most organic materials. Yard waste including brush, grass, leaves and weeds
are good for composting. We also compost food scraps and compostable food papers/packaging.
- If food papers have foil or plastic on them, we cannot accept them.
- If an item is “biodegradable,” it may not necessarily be compostable. Please check with us if you question whether a product is compostable.
Knowing if a plastic product is compostable can
be challenging. If there is any doubt, its better not to send it. Without
clear labelling, we can't differentiate compostable products from those that
aren't. When we doubt, we throw it out – so your costly liner may be
going to the landfill.
We encourage using
products other than plastic. Reusable liners or newspaper layered at the
bottom of your container are ways to eliminate the need for plastic
liners. Consider simply washing your container out periodically instead. Any
compostable plastics must meet ASTM 9000 standards. Look for this on the label.