Food Waste Composting Program

Hilliard’s Community Composting Program invites residents to participate in simple, effective actions to support sustainability. By composting the food waste in your home, you can help divert waste from the landfill and reduce carbon emissions that harm the environment.

What can and cannot be composted in Hilliard?

Yes No
Fruit and veggie scraps Diapers
Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags K-Cups, compostable bags, utensils and containers (unless written approval is obtained)
Grains, pasta, baked goods and beans Uncooked meat, fish and bones
Eggs, eggshells and nuts Fats, grease and oils
Dairy Personal health care products, pharmaceuticals
Cooked meat Electronics
Plastics, rocks, stone, metals, polystyrene or glass

What can be composted?

Fruits, vegetables, grains, pasta, baked goods, beans, coffee grounds, eggs, eggshells, dairy, cooked meat, wood, other plant- and animal-based material, soiled non-coated paper/fiber products, and WITH WRITTEN APPROVAL “BPI certified compostable” plastic products (i.e., trash can liners/bags, forks, spoons, knives, cups, bowls, plates, straws, and other service ware) are accepted.

What cannot be composted?

Rocks, stone, glass, all plastics which are not “BPI certified compostable” (i.e., bags, forks, spoons, knives, cups, bowls, plates, straws, and other service ware), metal, steel, tin, aluminum, electronics, Styrofoam, personal health care products, pharmaceuticals, diapers, non-compostable packaging, and coated paper/fiber products.

Coming Soon…

Raw meat, bones, seafood, and shellfish are accepted on a case-by-case basis. GoZERO will be able to accept these items all the time as soon as its community food waste compostery is up and running. Stay tuned for more on this.

If in doubt, don’t include it without first getting approval.

How to compost in Hilliard

Any resident can participate in food waste composting free of charge. Participants can begin composting with their own bucket and drop compost off at their leisure.

Buckets can be emptied any time at the waste drop-off station. GoZero will operate the program and maintain the composting station.