IDEATE Composting Program FAQ

When can we bring you our compost?

Since this changes yearly, please join our Facebook Group and stay informed.


Where is your camp?

Since this changes yearly, please join our Facebook Group and stay informed.


What is the cost?

Each year we raise funds outside of our theme camp for the Compost Project because there are costs associated with running this amazing contribution. Wish it were totally free, and hopefully one day it will be!

This compost program runs on a donations system. Participants of the Compost Project are not required to donate. We will still accept your compost because that is the biggest WIN/WIN.

With that said, only if you are willing, able and happy to support this project financially, please do so.

Thanks in advance for your contributions of compost and/or $

To donate, please send monies through Venmo and specify that your contribution is for the Compost Project. Our Venmo id is


Tea Bags. Coffee Grinds. And Avocados. Are those things ok?

Sure! It helps to remove staples from tea bags. And stickers from avocados. Anything that’s not organic should not be composted.


What about ashes and wood chips?

No ashes. Wood chips are great.


We use plastic plates, utensils, and bags labeled “compostable”. Can we compost those?

No. Full Circle Compost does not compost those. We will get fined if these items show up in the compost. Paper plates and wooden spoons are accepted.


How about Paper Plates?



Are tampons compostable?

No human waste or sanitary products are accepted.


We make around 300 banana splits in 1 day. Can we give you the peels?

Sure! Anything that comes from food is compostable. Just make sure to remove those stickers before composting them and bring them over!


Does our compost need to come to you in any particular bin or bag?

We will need to sift through all the compost that comes into our system. It helps to have it pre-sifted for non-compostable materials. We recommend white or green (not black) plastic bags. If you can dry out your compost before you bring it over, even better. Watch out for leaky compost when you transport it from your camp to ours. Some camps bring their compost in plastic bins or buckets and then transfer the compost into plastic bags once you are at our camp.

We do hope to eliminate plastic bags from this entire process in the future. If you have ideas on how to do this, contact us!


What should we do to prepare our compost before we bring it over?

Take anything that is non-compostable out of the compost pile and dry it out. Tell your campmates what you are doing. Educate them. Post signs. Make announcements. We like to think that we are a conscious group of people. But Burners get easily distracted. Things happen. Be kind. Remind. Don’t bring any trash over.


When we bring things over, can everything on the approved list be brought to you all mixed in one container / bag ?



Why are you doing this?

Because we love playing with your food.


How can we help?

If you are reading this part, thanks! That tells us your intentions for supporting us are there. Please act on them because we need all the support we can get. Below are some ways you can get involved, although many of you will have your own ideas. We welcome them too. Email us at and let us know if

  1. You have some ideas on how to eliminate the plastic bags

  2. You have some ideas on how to scale the Compost Project to incorporate all camps

  3. You want to contribute in some other way that we have not thought of yet