The items listed below are a category of materials called “organics”. Organic materials are derived from plants and animals and can be converted into a nutrient-rich soil amendment through controlled decomposition processes such as composting or anaerobic digestion. Items including fruit and vegetable scraps, landscape debris, and some papers can be composted at home. Other items like meat scraps and bones — and some compostable cups, plates, and utensils — require large-scale organics processing facilities. Finished compost can be used to benefit gardens, landscaping, yards, and more. CLICK HERE to learn more about home composting, and CLICK HERE to find potential food scraps drop-off locations or collection services near you.