COMPOSTING WITH YES IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3!

1.  You fill up your bucket/bin with compostable materials including meats, bones, dairy, and all compostable packaging. (see full list below)
2.  We pick it up, replace it with a fresh one, and leave you with a bag of YES Worm Castings created from our community’s food wastes. 
3.  You use the worm castings on your house plants, garden, or lawn and transform your household to an organic paradise!

CHOOSE A PLAN:

 

Recommended for:

Households with 1-2 residents that eat 2-4 meals at home each week

  • $15 / month

  • Pick-up twice monthly

  • 1 cup of YES Worm Castings delivered each month ($2/month value)

  • Yard waste pick-up upon request for $20/pick-up

  • Add additional bucket for $2/month

Recommended for:

Households with 2+ residents that eat 4+ meals at home each week and have houseplants or a small garden that they care for.

  • $20 / month

  • Weekly pick-up

  • 1/4 gallon of YES Worm Castings delivered each month ($5/month value)

  • Yard waste pick-up upon request for $20/pick-up

  • Add additional bucket for $2/month

Recommended for:

Households with 2+ residents that eat 4+ meals at home each week and have a garden, lawn, and houseplants that they care for.

  • $25 / month

  • Weekly pick-up

  • 1/2 gallon of YES Worm Castings delivered each month ($7/month value)

  • Yard waste pick-up twice annually, once in spring and once in fall ($40 value). Additional pick-ups can be requested at $20/pickup.

  • Additional bucket included upon request ($2/month value)

 

Compost Container Allowable Items:

NO:

  • Trash or Recycling:  clean cardboard, #1 and #2 plastics, glossy paper, aluminum foil and aluminum cans, etc.

  • Non-compostable Plastics.  Thin-film plastics like plastic bags, clamshells, and other packaging.

  • Rubber Gloves

  • Fruit and vegetable stickers/tags/labels/rubber bands

  • Dryer lint (contains micro-plastics from synthetic fabrics)

  • Pet waste / hair

  • Ornamental Flowers (these are often sprayed with Herbicides and pesticides during growth, so they are considered contamination)

  • Yardwaste/grass clippings (lawns are so often treated with herbicides and pesticides that they are considered contamination and, if accepted, void any "organic" certification.  I offer a separate yard waste collection that is composted in a different location from the food scraps)

 

YES:

  • Food scraps/leftovers

  • Fruit and vegetable trimmings

  • Meats, bones, dairy/oils (not more than 10% of container contents)

  • All to-go PLA (starch plastic) or paper containers and utensils specifically labeled as "compostable"

  • Breads, cereals, grains, rice

  • Nuts and nutshells

  • Egg shells

  • Coffee grounds and paper coffee filters

  • Natural fiber tea bags (remove staple if present)

  • Plant trimmings from organic gardens that haven’t had chemicals used on them.   

  • Non-bleached/inked napkins and paper towels as long as they are soiled with only organic material (no oily shop towels for instance)

  • Cardboard substantially soiled by food like pizza.  If clean, please recycle.  Please tear into small pieces and remove any non-compostable items from within boxes.

Feel free to contact us with questions about any specific items!