We deliver you a bucket and lid with a compostable liner.

Within 2-8 days, a KTC family team will deliver everything you need to start collecting your food scraps. This includes a five-gallon bucket, lid, compostable liner, large rubber band to hold up the liner and instructions, which includes your designated pickup day. When we come by, we hope the KTC kids can meet you!

Find a good place for your bucket. If you wash it often with warm water and dish soap, odor will not be an issue. Popular storage spots are in a garage, laundry room, closet or porch. If it is outside, secure the lid. To avoid condensation gathering in your bucket, place a paper towel, cotton napkin or rag on the very bottom of your bucket.

You add food scraps and other compostable waste to your bucket.

Let’s get started! Line your bucket with the compostable liner. (It will break down at the facility in a week or two.) Use the rubber band to keep it up, if needed.

Consult our DOs and DONTs list, which is on the back of the bucket and listed below, for what can and cannot be added to your bucket. Educate those in your household about the new practice so it’s a group effort.

You can add items directly to your bucket or use a countertop bin to gather them daily and transfer them later to the bucket. It’s a good idea to have extra compostable liners just in case you have a lot of scraps in a week and need an other liner, or if your liner disappears on a windy day.

Every week, we pick up and compost the contents of your bucket.

Give yourself a pat on the back for keeping all of your food scraps and compostable waste out of the trash and, ultimately, out of the landfill. Tie off your liner, place it in the bucket and place your bucket in a very visible spot from the street. This could be on your front step, sidewalk or near the end of your yard or driveway. Take care not to hide it behind a plant, table, flower pot, bush, etc. Do not place it near trash or recycling bins as they often disappear. It’s a best practice to have your bucket out by 7 a.m. on your designated day to ensure it is not missed, or put it out the night before. Again, ensure that you secure the lid to avoid issues with curious animals and weather conditions. <insert how to video here> We will remove your tied off liner and leave you another liner for the next week. Repeat 1-3!

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We deliver you a bucket and lid with a compostable liner.

Within 2-8 days, a KTC family team will deliver everything you need to start collecting your food scraps. This includes a five-gallon bucket, lid, compostable liner, large rubber band to hold up the liner and instructions, which includes your designated pickup day. When we come by, we hope the KTC kids can meet you!

Find a good place for your bucket. If you wash it often with warm water and dish soap, odor will not be an issue. Popular storage spots are in a garage, laundry room, closet or porch. If it is outside, secure the lid. To avoid condensation gathering in your bucket, place a paper towel, cotton napkin or rag on the very bottom of your bucket.

You add food scraps and other compostable waste to your bucket.

Let’s get started! Line your bucket with the compostable liner. (It will break down at the facility in a week or two.) Use the rubber band to keep it up, if needed.

Consult our DOs and DONTs list, which is on the back of the bucket and listed below, for what can and cannot be added to your bucket. Educate those in your household about the new practice so it’s a group effort.

You can add items directly to your bucket or use a countertop bin to gather them daily and transfer them later to the bucket. It’s a good idea to have extra compostable liners just in case you have a lot of scraps in a week and need an other liner, or if your liner disappears on a windy day.

Every week, we pick up and compost the contents of your bucket.

Give yourself a pat on the back for keeping all of your food scraps and compostable waste out of the trash and, ultimately, out of the landfill. Tie off your liner, place it in the bucket and place your bucket in a very visible spot from the street. This could be on your front step, sidewalk or near the end of your yard or driveway. Take care not to hide it behind a plant, table, flower pot, bush, etc. Do not place it near trash or recycling bins as they often disappear. It’s a best practice to have your bucket out by 7 a.m. on your designated day to ensure it is not missed, or put it out the night before. Again, ensure that you secure the lid to avoid issues with curious animals and weather conditions. <insert how to video here> We will remove your tied off liner and leave you another liner for the next week. Repeat 1-3!

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DOs & DONTs

Here is a list of items to help you get familiar with what can be composted and what can not. When in doubt, don’t include it without first getting approval. You can print the list here and hang on your fridge as a reminder!

DOs:

  • Fruits and vegetables

  • Grains and pastas

  • Baked goods

  • Beans

  • Coffee grounds, tea and tea bags

  • Eggs and eggshells

  • Dairy products

  • Meat, fish and bones

  • Paper towels and tissues

  • Paper egg cartons (torn into pieces)

  • Greasy pizza boxes (recycle the clean part)

  • Wood

  • Soiled non-coated paper/fiber products

  • “BPI certified compostable” plastic products (trash can liners/bags, forks, spoons, knives, cups, bowls, plates, straws, and other service ware)

DONTs:

  • Paper towels with chemicals on them (i.e. cleaning products, natural okay)

  • Rocks or stones

  • Glass

  • Plastics that are not “BPI certified compostable”

  • Metal, steel, tin or aluminum

  • Electronics

  • Styrofoam

  • Personal health care products

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Non-compostable packaging

  • Coated paper/fiber product

  • Pet waste

Compost Quiz

Most of us eat three times a day. How savvy are you about issues with the food waste you produce? Where does it go, how does it affect our planet and communities and how can you contribute to the effort of reducing your impact?

Take The Quiz

Each busy family only has so many hours to volunteer each week/month so we have to choose the causes most important to us. It is such a great community volunteer opportunity and I think kids can understand composting more than other volunteer opportunities. 

Deb, Parent Advocate & Curbside Subscriber, Short North

We usually only have one small bag of landfill trash now since our garbage does not have wet waste in it. 

Sandra, Curbside Subscriber, Grandview

[Being part of Kids That Compost] makes me feel proud that I am doing something to help our earth. 

Elise, 12, Grandview

Hats off to the kids who are implementing this program, the parents who support them and the community education which is taking place.

Jane, Curbside Subscriber, Grandview