Save That Stuff is one of the few vendors of organics recycling in the Boston area.
Organics Recycling Guidelines:
Download the Organics Recycling Guidelines poster
- All food waste including:
- bones and fat trimmings
- dairy products
- fruits and vegetables
- meat, poultry and seafood
- spoiled food
- All food soiled non-recyclable paper including:
- coffee grounds and filters
- paper napkins and towels
- paperboard and other cereal box-type material
- tea bags
- wet or waxed cardboard
- Other materials including:
- floral and grass clippings
- biodegradable liner bags made from cornstarch
- biodegradable containers, dishware and utensils
- NO branches and tree trimmings
- NO foil candy wrappers
- NO butter wrappers
- NO plastic-coated disposable paper products, such as coffee cups, plates, bowls, frozen food boxes, etc.
- NO plastic cups, lids, straws and tableware
- NO plastic gloves and bandages
- NO styrofoam and packing peanuts
- NO twist ties
- NO twine
- NO plastic strapping
- NO hazardous wastes
Frequently asked questions about recycling organics:
Q: What can and cannot be composted?
A: Click here for a list of what can and cannot be composted.
Q: What type of compostable products can I compost?
A: The biodegradable products institute sets the standards for biodegradable products: www.bpiworld.org
Q: Where do the materials go and what do they get made into?
A: Compostable materials go to local composting facilities, mixed with leaf and yard debris, and made into a soil amendment that is purchased by area landscapers.