Answers to frequent questions
WHAT IS COMPOST KATIE?
Compost Katie is a weekly curbside removal of all vegetable scraps, breads, napkins, cooked meats, cheeses, fruit pits and all fruit, pizza boxes, news papers, coffee grounds, used coffee filters and lawn debris (e.g. leaves and bundled twigs.)
WHAT ISN’T COMPOST KATIE?
Raw meats and oils, plastics, styrofoam and GRASS CLIPPINGS.
WHAT HAPPENS TO COMPOST KATIE?
Compost Katie scraps are turned into compost for the Ingham County Land Bank.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THAT VERMICOMPOST?
All of the compost is supplied to our Community gardens of Lansing which feed over 7,000 people.
DO YOU ACCEPT LAWN WASTE?
Yes. As long as you are a Compost Katie subscriber, we will pick up all lawn clippings free of charge. That includes twigs, leaf and general lawn debris. We ask that you bundle twigs with twine. You may use any paper bag.
HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE FOR THIS SERVICE?
You can go online and sign up today at compostkatie.com or you can call (517) 367-8279 and request service. You can also give us a call with any questions that you may have.
HOW MUCH IS COMPOST KATIE?
$15 a month for the 5-gallon receptacle or $30 a month for the 45-gallon receptacle.
HOW DO I PAY COMPOST KATIE?
Katie accepts all major credit cards.
WHAT IF I HAVE TO MANY FOOD SCRAPS TO FIT INTO KATIE?
We will accept an additional paper grocery bag full of food scraps. Pizza boxes can be placed under the bucket on day of pick up.