Residential Service

Residential Composting Prices

Please note there is a $15 per container fee that will be charged along with your first payment.


  • Container collection every other week on designated day
  • Clean container after each pick-up, including fresh container liner
  • Automatic 30 day free trial for all subscribers – if not satisfied after that time cancel at no cost.
  • Option to reserve up to 60 pounds of finished compost in spring (Must be signed up by end of January to receive in same calendar year)
  • SMS & Email reminders

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- up to 5 per collection


  • 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. See a full list of accepted items here.


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

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