Block Bin at 3119 N Sawyer

Start composting your food scrap today with Block Bins

Subscribe and get the access code to this Block Bin in the alley near 3119 N Sawyer. The access code to this Block Bin will be emailed to you after you subscribe.


What can be composted with Block Bins?

Essentially all organic matter can be composted, so this list is not comprehensive. There are some exceptions to take note of.

Leave a comment if you have a question on whether something is compostable or not.

Yes: No:
  • Food Scraps
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Coffee Filters and Tea Bags (Plastic free)
  • Meat Scraps
  • Cooked Food
  • Plant Matter
  • Egg Shells
  • BPI Certified Compostable Plastics
  • Soiled paper (Non-glossy, plastic free)
  • Pet waste (Please no poop)
  • Yard waste (Call 311 instead)
  • Cooking oil
  • Produce stickers
  • Twist ties
  • Rubber bands
  • Plastics
  • Lint
  • Paper coffee cups
  • Cartons
  • Paper plates (unless explicitly designated as compostable)

Composting tips:

Store your food scrap in a container in your freezer, and take it out when it gets full. This prevents odors, stays cleaner, and reduces your trips to the Block Bin.

Essentially all organic matter can be recycled. However, rotting meat, rancid oil, spoiled milk, and feces will cause the Block Bin to smell. Please avoid these materials.

Please note that raw/cooked meat and fish will cause odors. Please put these in a paper bag before disposal.

Why compost?

Organic waste generates methane gas when it is landfilled. Our failure to properly manage our food waste is contributing to the climate crisis.

Compost is also the best natural fertilizer available. We can use compost boost crop yield on farms and improve food quality, while simultaneously reducing the runoff of chemical fertilizers into our water supply.

With Block Bins, you can take responsibility for your food waste and do your part to combat the climate crisis.

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