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Common Questions


Where will I be picking up/dropping off supplies?

Our office is located within the City of Cincinnati, Department of Public Services located at 1115 Bates Ave, 45225, across from the Frisch’s on Central Parkway.  


What organic waste is accepted? 

GoZERO Services is our commercial composting provider. Their accepted items include food scraps such as fruits, vegetables, bread, meats, cheeses, grains, bones, shells, baked goods, and basic paper products like unlined cups, plates, napkins, and paper towels. GoZERO is able to accept compostable serviceware like cutlery, hot cups, clamshells and more, but only if those products are officially BPI certified. When in doubt, throw it out!

Find a link to GoZERO’s general compostability flier here.

Please download our guidelines for event planners and vendors, to make your event as sustainable/zero waste as possible.

GoZero Services will charge an additional fee for contamination (non-compostable materials getting mixed in). Please have staff or volunteers ensure the compost was sorted correctly before dropping off the waste. Your organization may be subject to contamination fees.


What are the sandwich boards for?

Our informational sandwich boards are to educate event attendees on acceptable recycling and compostables as well as direct event attendees to more resources on how to reduce their landfill footprint.


*Why does KCB ask for a donation?

Services for commercial composting come at an expense. We request the donation to offset our associated costs. We significantly subsidize the costs that an individual would pay. We want to make hosting a more sustainable event possible and affordable. A $50 donation covers events below 200 attendees and $75 for events 200-400 attendees.


How can I pay the donation? 

Click here to make a donation after your application has been approved.


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