Wooden Utensils Compost A Truly Compostable Option Wooden utensils are a preferred alternative to bioplastic (which belongs in the landfill) because they are accepted in commercial composting facilities and can effectively break down. Use Reusable Utensils Even though wooden utensils are compostable, reusable utensils save more resources than disposable ones. What can you do? BYO-Bring your own! There are great reusable cutlery packs that you can carry on you or have at your desk. In fact, fill out the form at go.lbl.gov/cutlery, and we’ll send you a set to keep on hand.