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Compost Informational chart

Why compost?

Removing kitchen scraps from the Town's waste stream reduces waste hauling and disposal costs. Our food waste is collected and turned into high quality compost, which returns valuable nutrients to the soil. 

What can be composted?

All Food

Fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood, shellfish, bones, rice, pasta, bread, beans, cheese, coffee grounds, eggshells, oils


Cardboard, napkins, paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, coffee filters, newspaper, tea bags


Floral trimmings, house plants

What should NOT be composted?

Baby wipes, diapers, cat litter, pet waste, medicine, Styrofoam, glass, yard waste, wood chips, saw dust, cleaning wipes, rubber bands, oil. 

Food Waste Drop Off Locations

Scarborough Public Works
20 Washington Avenue
Scarborough, ME