Yes! To reduce odors and general messiness, organic waste may be collected in plastic bags before being placed in the organic waste container. Any plastic bag is acceptable; compostable bags are not required. Waste Management has equipment at their sorting facility to remove all plastic bags from the organic waste material before processing.
Alternatively, free kitchen waste pails are available on request from Waste Management. These small plastic pails are intended to sit on your kitchen counter to collect organic waste in lieu of a plastic bag. The pails have a lid to reduce odors.