What Can I Compost With WasteWell?

The million-dollar question! What belongs in the bucket?

We get this question all the time, so we’ve put together a list for you as well as a PDF you can download that makes perfect refrigerator decor (at least in our humble opinion). You can put it wherever it will be a handy reference when you’re not sure about what to add to your Swell Well.

Check out this list below. We also have additional, more specific What Can I Compost Frequently Asked Questions if you’re not sure about items below or have a question about something not on the list.

Compostable Kitchen Items

  • Fruits + Vegetables
  • Eggshells + Eggs
  • Coffee grounds and paper filters
  • Nuts and nutshells
  • Tea leaves and tea bags
  • Plain rice, bread, and pasta
  • Paper-based egg cartons
  • Compostable bowls + plates (but not compostable utensils)
  • Paper towels
  • Paper napkins

Compostable Household Items

  • Shredded newspaper
  • Ripped up cardboard
  • Clean paper
  • Toilet paper and paper towel tubes
  • Flowers
  • Houseplants

Compostable Yard Waste

  • Grass clippings, untreated
  • Dried leaves
  • Pine needles
  • Straw or hay

Unfortunately, our worms and microorganisms can’t work their magic on everything. Some things just won’t break down and other things will contaminate the finished compost so it won’t be so great for the soil. We’re doing this for healthier soil and a cleaner planet, so please do your best not include the following items.

Trash We Can’t Take

  • Meats or Bones
  • Fish or fish parts
  • Dairy
  • Oils
  • Pet waste
  • Produce Stickers
  • Compostable utensils
  • Plastics
  • Metals
  • Black walnut tree leaves or twigs

Fridge Decor

As promised, here’s your lovely kitchen decor that you can stick to your fridge so you never forget what goes in your Swell Well, what belongs in the trash, and how to reach out if you have questions about something not on the list.

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