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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 + veggie scraps


Coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags

K-Cups, compostable bags, utensils, and containers (unless written approval is obtained)

Cooked meat

Uncooked meat, fish, and bones

Eggs, eggshells, and nuts

Fats, grease, and oils


Personal health care products, pharmaceuticals

Grains, pasta, baked goods, and beans


Plastics, rocks, stones, metals, polystyrene, or glass

What can be composted in Hilliard?

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 in Hilliard?

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.


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