In terms of what we can compost, our basic motto is if you can eat it, we can take it - that includes meats, fats, bones, and dairy. We can also process most biodegradable food packaging, serveware, and utensils. For a full list of do’s and don'ts, check out our FAQ page!


Food & Plants

  • All fruit and veggie scraps
  • Leaves and plant trimmings
  • Coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags
  • Egg shells and dairy products
  • Meat, fish, and eggs, including small bones
  • Nut shells and nut butters
  • Bread, pasta, rice, and grains
  • Cooked foods such as leftovers, cooked meats, and oily foods

Compostable food packaging

  • Paper towels and their paper tubes
  • Paperboard packaging and serveware clearly labelled “compostable”
  • Soiled napkins
  • Bamboo and palm serveware/cutlery
  • Wooden toothpicks, popsicle sticks, and chopsticks

Leave Out
A great tip for serveware, packaging, and cutlery is that unless it clearly says “COMPOSTABLE” on it, leave it out.


Non-Compostable Food Packaging
(Unless clearly labeled “compostable”)

  • Plastic cups, cutlery, and containers
  • Coated paper boxes, plates, and wrappers
  • Styrofoam takeout containers
  • Hot coffee cups
  • Produce labels and tags
  • Rubber bands or twist ties
  • Cartons and bottles
  • Plastic straws
  • Candy or chip wrappers and bags

Compostable food packaging

  • Paper towels and their paper tubes
  • Paperboard packaging and serveware clearly labelled “compostable”
  • Soiled napkins
  • Bamboo and palm serveware/cutlery
  • Wooden toothpicks, popsicle sticks, and chopsticks

Best Practices

  • Minimize excessive liquids when possible - we can take them, but if you have the ability to strain beforehand, it's super helpful for us!
  • Tear up any paper-based packaging before throwing it in the compost.
  • If possible, cut large items, like whole fruit, bread loaves, etc., into smaller pieces.
  • If something can be recycled, please do so! That includes shredded or whole printer paper, bank checks, clean cardboard and brown paper, clean paper bags, and more - if it’s clean, it can go in the recycling first.
  • Please note that we cannot accept any materials outside of your Epic Renewal container. If you need an additional container or to adjust your membership, just let us know!
  • If you’re unsure if something can be composted - don’t hesitate to drop us a line and ask!

Still Have Questions?

Check out our FAQ page, or ask us directly!