Composting

Did you know that Composting can significantly reduce the cost of your monthly waste collection bill?

Waste Haulers pay by weight at Landfills. By separating compost from your regular trash, you can reduce the weight out of your trash bins and enjoy the benefits of those savings!

Composting is an environmentally friendly practice that not only saves millions in Landfill costs every year, it is an easy and wonderful way to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle the unused organics from our homes be it garden and or kitchen organics, businesses, restaurants or other commercial organics.

Residential Composting

Composting is gaining momentum throughout our society within our homes, schools and businesses. Haarsma Waste Innovations offers FULL and extensive Composting service options for all of our residential customers, be it single family homes, townhomes, apartments, condominiums, mobile home parks, etc. Composting programs and custom size Compost bins will compliment your trash and recycling collection, and be structured as a100% user-friendly service.

Curbside Compost pick up

Homes, Town-homes, Mobile Home Parks: Haarsma Waste innovations offers curbside Compost removal for use with owners personal compost containers (clearly identified) or compact curbside Compost containers can be provided by Haarsma Waste Innovations if desired by the residents.

Apartments, Condominium, Mixed Residential: Many multi-unit residential homes pay very large trash removal fees because their bins contain compost waste materials. Haarsma Waste Innovations is equipped to create a compost system that offers your residents the option of composting.

Custom compost bins are provided to fit your Refuse compound be it indoor or outdoor. With customized equipment, Haarsma Waste Innovations is able to access all underground waste/recycling/compost locations. These smaller trucks are able to maneuver in smaller locations with restricted ceiling heights.

Green Bin Acceptable and Unacceptable Materials

Aceeptable Materials

The following materials are accepted in your green bin

  • Food leftovers, plate scrappings
  • Meat, fish, poultry and bones
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Dairy products, butter, mayonnaise
  • Egg shells
  • Bread, cereal, grains
  • Pasta, rice, pizza
  • Baked goods, candies
  • Soiled paper towels and tissues
  • Soiled paper food packaging
  • Food soiled cardboard
  • Used paper cups and plates
  • Coffee grounds, filters, tea bags
  • Ice cream and milk and cream cartons
  • Baking ingredients, herbs, spices
  • Houseplants, cut and dried flowers
  • Nuts and shells
  • Compostable bags (must have certified compostable logo)

 

Unacceptable Materials

The following materials are not accepted in your green bins

No Plastics such as

  • Plastic bags and wrap
  • Plastic straws and creamers
  • Plastic containers, utensils, plates
  • Bread clips or ties
  • Styrofoam trays and packaging
  • Plastic liner bags- cereal, cracker, chip, cookies, pet food etc.
  • Biodegradable or degradable bags

No Metals such as
  • Foil wrap, pouches, pie plates
  • Foil butter or food wrap
  • Metal cans, hangers, twist ties

Other Materials such as
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Glass jars
  • Drink boxes, juice, and soy milk cartons
  • Make-up remover pads, cotton swabs and balls
  • Dental floss, rubber bands
  • Diapers, baby wipes
  • Dryer sheets and lint
  • Cigarettes and butts
  • Vacuum contents and bags
  • Pet feces or litter
  • Hair
  • Textiles

 

Commercial Composting

Composting is gaining momentum throughout our society within our homes, schools, and businesses. Haarsma Waste Innovations offers FULL and extensive Composting service options for all of our Commercial customers, be it Restaurants, Food distributors, Butchers, Grocery stores, Schools, Hospitals, etc. Composting programs and custom size Compost bins will compliment your trash and recycling collection, and be structured as a100% user-friendly service. Start saving on your bottom line and the environment today by Composting!

Many multi-unit Commercial/Residential buildings pay very large trash removal fees because their trash bins contain compost materials. Haarsma Waste Innovations is equipped to create a compost system that offers your commercial (and residential) residents the option of composting.

Custom compost bins are provided to fit your Refuse compound be it indoor or outdoor. With customized equipment, Haarsma Waste Innovations is able to access all underground waste/recycling/compost locations. These smaller trucks are able to maneuver in smaller locations with restricted ceiling heights.

All of our Compost bins can be equipped with lightweight easy to use lids for your convenience

Specialty security locking systems are also available

Composting Questions

For any additional questions you may have about composting and zero waste, please visit Beyond Composting