We have a huge array of products and packaging flowing through our homes and offices every day.  Much of what is thrown away is compostable, but it’s hard to know for sure what should go into the compost bin, what goes into the recycling bin, and what really belongs in the landfill.  Below is a pictorial guide that we hope will help you get things in the right place.


Fruit waste

Vegetable waste

Egg shells

Paper towels & napkins

Saw dust and shavings.

Paper products.


Grass clippings

Pizza boxes

Toothpicks & skewers

Coffee grounds & filters

Tea bags & strings


Cotton, linen & wool scraps

Pet hair

Anything that rots can be composted.