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From healthy soils, to good local jobs, we bet you didn’t know that compost can have such an impact! So think twice before you throw away your compostable food scraps… because one person’s trash is another’s black gold.

Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants. Anything that grows decomposes eventually; composting simply speeds up the process by providing an ideal environment for bacteria, fungi, and other decomposing organisms (such as worms, sowbugs, and nematodes) to do their work. The resulting decomposed matter, which often ends up looking like fertile garden soil, is called compost. Fondly referred to by farmers as “black gold,” compost is rich in nutrients and can be used for gardening, horticulture, and agriculture.


Reduces the waste stream 

US landfills are filled with ~35 million tons of food. That accounts for 22% of total waste - the largest category of waste!

Lowers your carbon footprint

Food waste left in a landfill produces methane gas - this methane gas plays a key role in climate change. Compost reduces ~95% of methane gas production from food waste!

Improvement to soil structure

Composting provides many essential nutrients for plant growth by enriching the soil to help retain moisture and suppress plat diseases, compost becomes a natural fertilizer.



Toss it in the bin:

  • Baking ingredients, spices, herbs, etc,

  • Candy, snack food, pastries, etc.

  • Cooked meat, shellfish, fish bones

  • Cut flowers & households plants

  • Dairy Products

  • Dryer Lint (not dryer sheets)

  • Eggshells

  • Fruits & Vegetables

  • Hair & Nail Clippings

  • Leftovers from Cooked Meals

  • Nutshells

  • Paper egg cartons, paper cupcake liners & other paper food packaging

  • Pasta, breads, cereals, & baked goods

  • Peels, pits & seeds

  • Pet food and Pet hair

  • Soiled napkins, paper towels, toilet paper rolls, cotton balls, etc (no chemicals!)

  • Anything labeled BPI Certified Compostable or ASTM D6400


  • Raw Meat & Fish

  • Plastic, Glass, Metal

  • Foam or Coated Paper Plates & Cups

  • Fabric, Sponges

  • Cling Wrap, Wrappers

  • Aluminum Foil

  • Plastic Utensils, Bags, Containers, Snack Bags

  • Pet Waste

  • "Eco-friendly" Products

Interested in Starting a Simple Habit with a Great Impact?

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Drop-Off Location



 Have dinner leftovers, pet hair, or even dryer lint?! All these materials can be composted with Mission Compost. Ready to start today? Click on the below link to start today.

Composting at our drop-off locations offers the opportunity to self-service your bins when it suits your schedule! Check out our different location: DROP-OFF LOCATIONS Click on the below link to start today.

From your break room to the cafeteria and even leftovers from a companywide luncheon, Mission Compost can help your organization to reach your sustainable goals. Fill out the inquiry form below to tell us more about your goals!

Make your event a sustainable one! Mission Compost makes it easy to incorporate a simple amenity for your attendees that makes a huge difference for our community. Fill out the inquiry form to request a quote!

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