Community Composting: Owner Pilot Program

We've worked with The Ground Rules for years to recapture organic waste from our produce department and deli, returning nutrients to the soil in neighborhood gardens. 

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This summer, we're excited to expand this effort with a home composting service for the wider community. To start, we're inviting up to 30 co-op owners to pilot this program with us-- visit the store to sign up!

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Compost drop-off

Bring your full bucket to the compost cage in the back parking area of the co-op and ring the receiving doorbell for staff assistance. Drop-off times are currently:

  • Mondays, 5-8pm
  • Thursdays, 5-8pm
  • Saturdays, 12-5pm

Program FEES

$19.99 initial refundable deposit, includes first bucket.

$9.99 per bucket composting fee, paid each time you take a new bucket home from the co-op.

     


    The Ground Rules

    Here are a few important tips:

    • Be sure your bucket’s lid is securely attached. Lidless or overflowing buckets can’t be accepted.
    • Return your full bucket within  a week or two, before contents turn anaerobic.
    • Sort carefully! Here's a quick list of materials that can and can't be composted with The Ground Rules:

    Don'T COMPOST.

    • Meat of any kind.
    • Dairy, including cheese, butter, yogurt
    • Pizza, dough, fermented foods, pickles/vinegar/soy sauce
    • Oils, fats, candles,
    • Salty snacks, candy
    • Animal or human manure, pet litter
    • Plastic, glue, clothing

    Compost! 

    • Raw fruits & veg: peels, husks, rinds
    • Coffee grounds, filters, tea bags
    • Egg shells, cardboard egg cartons
    • Shredded paper, napkins, plates
    • Flowers, house plants