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Composting at BIDMC

 

Here is a master list of the items that are compostable or recyclable:

 

Please note that the list of compostable items only applies to products purchased in our cafeterias. Items purchased elsewhere are probably made out of plastic, not corn.


Compostable Recyclable Trash

Cardboard trays
Deli paper
Food 
Fountain drink cups
Green mountain coffee cups
Napkins
Paper plates
Pepper packets
Salt packets 
Salad containers and lids
Soup bowls
Soup bowl lids
Straws
Sugar packets
Tea bags
Wooden stirrers 


Bottles
Cans
Coffee cup lids
Milk cartons
Plastic salad dressing containers
Plastic silverware
Rigid plastic containers











 

Deli and french fry containers
Ketchup, mustard, & mayo packets
Soft plastic
Styrofoam
Tinfoil

















 


 

Contact Information

Amy Lipman
Environmental Sustainability Program Manager
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Phone: 617-632-8246
E-mail: ablipman@bidmc.harvard.edu