Residential

Commercial

CAlifornia Notices

Landfill & Transfer Stations

Customer Support

Customer Service

Quick Info

Customer Support

Customer Service

Quick Info

Composting Services

Silver Springs Organics Organic Material Guidelines

Organic Material Guidelines

Materials Collection Criteria

Follow the guidelines below to make sure you Keep the Green Clean!

Many items labeled as "compostable" do not completely compost in all commercial operations. New items have been tested and compost successfully in the required timeframe for Silver Springs Organics' system.

Manufacturers that wish to have their products tested in order to be considered for this list may contact Silver Springs directly. See below for commonly acceptable materials.

YES

Yard and Garden Waste

  • Garden spoils
  • Floral and tree trimmings
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Brush
  • Tree limbs (under 8”in diameter)

Wood Waste

  • Limbs,
  • Trees
  • Stumps of any size
  • Ground wood
  • Pallets
  • Dimensional lumber (Nails okay, all wood MUST by non-pained, non-treated. No laminates)

Wood Waste

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Meat
  • Rice
  • Poultry
  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Bones
  • Beans
  • Pasta
  • Coffee grounds
  • Brown coffee filters
  • Bakery items
  • Cheese
  • Eggshells
  • Deli and salad bar foods
  • Brown paper towels and napkins
  • KITCHEN paper towels and napkins

Farm Waste

  • Spoiled feed
  • Horse stall waste
  • Manure: cow, chicken, goat, sheep

NO

Plastics of ANY​ kind

Styrofoam of ANY​ kind

Glass of ANY​ kind

Metal of ANY​ kind

All Nondegradables

  • Liquids
  • Grease
  • Oils
  • Treated or painted wood
  • Coffee cup lids
  • Fruit stickers
  • Straws
  • Foil/Plastic juice pouches
  • Cellophane
  • Painted and treated wood
  • Pet waste
  • Garbage
  • Hazardous waste
  • Foil, etc.

Soiled Paper

  • Waxed cardboard
  • Pizza boxes, frozen
  • Food cartons
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plates
  • Paper milk/juice cartons
  • Paper cups

*CAUTION: Paper food containers with a shiny or slick surface are prohibited because they have a thin plastic layer/lining (poly-coat) on them. They do not compost. These items are recyclable through other companies.

WHEN IN DOUBT - THROW IT OUT!

Food waste collected and hauled in a stationary compactor is prohibited from acceptance at Silver Springs Organics and will be rejected prior to offloading.

This list is subject to change without prior notice at the sole discretion of Silver Springs Organics' management. Please make note of the "Updated" date below to ensure the most current acceptable materials list is used.

Updated 11/13/2012

For more recycling information, check Thurston County Solid Waste

Recycling and green waste services are included with the trash service. Cart options for recycle are 64 or 96 gallon. Yard waste is 96 gallon only.

WasteConnect ™ Mobile App

Never Miss Your COLLECTION DAY Again!

With our new WasteConnect ™ Mobile App you can:

Sign-up for waste collection Reminders

Receive Service Alerts for collection delays

Search how to properly dispose of materials

DOWNLOAD THE NEW

Customer Service

Quick Info

Company

×

Modal Header