Curbside Food Scrap Collection



  • 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
  • Option to reserve a free share of finished compost in spring
  • SMS & Email reminders prior to collection
  • Community Food Waste Diversion Statistics Provided Monthly
  • Estimated Household Diversion available 24/7 via our portal
  • Customer Service M- F: Real humans answering your questions




Website Pricing Sheet

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

Our team is happy to collect the following during our curbside collections:



  • Fruits & Vegetables—including peels, pits, & seeds
  • Nuts & Nut Shells
  • Coffee Grounds & Filters
  • Egg Shells
  • Tea bags – no staples or synthetic please
  • Rice, Pasta, Bread & Other Grains
  • Baked Goods
  • Cheese & Dairy Products


  • Hair and Fur
  • Newspaper or Kids Coloring pages (no glitter please)
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Paper Towels, Napkins & Plates – 100% paper only
  • BPI Certified Compostable Liners, Plates, & Cups
  • Wooden or Bamboo Cutlery – no BPI certified cutlery accepted
  • Fireplace Ashes
  • Cut Flowers & Houseplant Trimmings

Mother Compost does not collect meat, seafood, meat or seafood byproducts such as bones or skins, pet waste or large yard waste items for residential collections. See a full list of accepted items here. Need to compost these items? Commercial might be a better fit. Click Here to Learn More


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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