Composting Program

Signing Up and Getting Started

1. Contact us at info@surewecan.org or call (646) 377–4605 to schedule a consultation to determine pick-up amounts and a convenient schedule.

2. Start presorting your compostables, including food scraps, into a separate bin for pre-scheduled pick-ups. Your first pick-up will begin once we have received payment and you have received your bins.

 

WHAT TO COMPOST:

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Coffee grounds, filters, and paper tea bags
  • Bread and grains
  • Eggshells and nutshells – NO EGGS
  • Stale beans, flour, and spices
  • Cut or dried flowers
  • Houseplants and potting soil

MATERIALS TO AVOID:

  • Meat and fish scraps
  • Cheese and dairy products
  • Fats, grease, or greasy foods
  • Pet feces or litter
  • Metal, glass, or plastic (recycle it!)

 

 

SWC Compost Membership

Membership Fee:

We are a non-profit organization and depend on membership fees or donations to keep our Community Compost program running. Please make check payable to Sure We Can.

Schedule:

No need to worry about overflowing bins before your scheduled pick-up. SWC works with each of our members to determine frequency and convenient pick-up schedules.

Supplies:

We provide rodent-resistant bins upon request (two bins max. per membership subscription).

Finished Compost:

Get back what you put in! Along with contributing fertilizer to community gardens and parks, members are entitled to [one bag] of finished compost.

Commitment to Local Commercial Food Generators through:

  • Training on how to sort organic waste
  • Daily pick up of food scrap/organic materials; (cans & bottles, if needed)
  • Assurance that organic materials (not good for consumption) get properly composted into fertile soil used for healthy food harvesting in the community
  • Acceptance and distribution of food donations amongst canners – SURE WE CAN is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible.

Measurement of project success:

We will measure the success of our composting project on the pounds of food collected, community members involved, number of participating restaurants and organic products for sale.