Taking the land out of the landfill



Composting is the next evolution of recycling. When you compost, you sort out organic materials (food waste, yard waste, household waste) at home that can be turned into a nutrient rich fertilizer.

Why should I compost?

The average American person throws away 30 pounds of garbage a week. Of that, at least 20% is organic waste that could be composted.


What’s more, when the organic materials find their way into a landfill and attempt to break down naturally, they cannot.  Instead they release methane gas, which is a greenhouse gas approximately 20 times more powerful that carbon dioxide.


By composting and re-directing, that organic material is breaking down naturally and can be applied back onto land, helping enhance soil quality, prevent erosion and increase water retention.


What we will pick up for composting


  • Fruits & Vegetables—including peels, pits, & seeds
  • Nuts & Nut Shells
  • Coffee grounds & filters
  • Egg shells
  • Tea bags
  • Rice, Pasta, Bread & Other Grains
  • Paper napkins, towels and plates
  • Pizza boxes


  • Hair and fur
  • Newspaper—single sheets
  • Fireplace Ashes
  • Sawdust
  • Dryer lint
  • Cut Flowers & Houseplant Trimmings



Mother Compost will not pick up meat by-products such as bones, pet waste or large yard waste items. 


Composting in Bala Cynwyd, Wynnewood, Penn Wynne, Narberth, Ardmore,
Havertown, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, St. David’s, Wayne and Devon.

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