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?
|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|
|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.
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
Residents must register to begin composting. Once registration is complete, participants can begin composting with their own bucket and drop compost off at any time.
Once registered, residents may begin composting with a bucket of their choice. Buckets can be emptied any time at the waste drop-off station. GoZero will operate the program and maintain the composting station.