Certified & Accepted Products

Biodegradable Products Institute Certified Compostable Products

Webpage, Last Updated Apr 2015

The Biodegradable Products Institute's catalog of certified compostable products lists products that have been certified as meeting the compostability standards set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as being compostable in a commercial or industrial compost facility.

Cedar Grove Commercially Accepted Items

Webpage, Last Updated Apr 2015

A list of products that have been approved for their compostability by the commercial compost facility, Cedar Grove, of the Seattle, Washington area. The generic product list includes links to specific brand-name products.

Seattle: What’s Accepted as Food and Yard Waste?

PDF, Last Updated Jan 2015

City of Seattle's list of items accepted in Seattle’s residential food and yard waste cart. Includes images of sample material that goes in to food and yard waste cart, recycling cart, and garbage cart.

Hennepin County, Minnesota: Organics Recycling

Webpage, Last Updated Jan 2014

This is an organics recycling webpage for residents in Hennepin County with information on how to use and where to find compostable bags and foodservice ware the organics bin.

Compostable Products

PDF, Last Updated Jan 2014

Certification and extensive non-/acceptable product lists

Portland Composts!

Webpage, Last Updated Jan 2014

Portland's new organics processor no longer accepts non-food items EXCEPT approved compostable bin liners. This webiste lists the approved lines, and has good informational "how-to" videos

Organic Materials Management

Webpage, Last Updated Jan 2014

The first link under the Compost Tab of this CalRecycle website is the State of California's Waste Manegment Board's (Calrecycle's) contact list of compostable products vendors. The list shows which products meet ASTM 6400.

No Compostable Plastics Accepted at Sonoma Compost Facility

Webpage, Last Updated Jan 2014

Bioplastic Update; Sonoma County Recycling Guide states bioplastics "neither recyclable NOR compostable" and not accepted at Sonoma Compost Facility

Introduction to BASF Biodegradable Plastics

Webpage, Last Updated Jan 2014

Bioplastics 101 videos from BASF provides an overview of bioplastics in general, but also promotes the BASF bioplastic brands, named Ecovio and Ecoflex.

BPI's Certified Compostable Products Catalog

Webpage, Last Updated Jan 2014

"What is a certified compostable product?" BPI explanation of what products meet their certification requirements, as well as their compostable logo that is displayed on compostable products and packaging so consumers can easily recognize certified compostable products.

Compostable Materials — Can This Be Composted?

Webpage, Last Updated Jan 2013

The bottom of this Commerical Composter's webpage mentions they only accept BPI certified products

Brown is the New Green

Webpage, Last Updated Jan 2013

The Cedar Grove Composting facility created their own brand of packaging products that are easily identifiable and compostable at their facility. This is the home page of their packaging website.

Criteria for Accepted Compostable or Recyclable Food Service Ware in San Francisco

PDF, Last Updated May 2012

This is a list of accepted items in the City of San Francisco's compost and recycling collection system. The list specifically highlights what types of compostable plastics are accepted (must meet ASTM D6400).

Acceptable Products for Commercial Compost Collection

PDF, Last Updated Jan 2012

Signage for bins that shows items accepted in commercial pickup, including acceptable compostable plastics

This toolkit is designed to help you determine if a compostable plastics program is appropriate for your organization and to guide you in properly managing your compostable plastics.

*Resources outlined in this toolkit are examples from a variety of sources to help facilitate a better understanding of compostable products and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF).

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