What is organic waste and what am I supposed to do with it?

Organic waste includes the following types of compostable materials:

  • Yard trimmings and plants
  • Food scraps and spoiled food including meat, bones, dairy, bread, fruits, vegetables, peels, pits, apple cores, corn cobs, and coffee grounds
  • Soiled paper that is not coated in wax or plastic including paper towels, napkins, uncoated paper plates, paper egg cartons, pizza boxes, and coffee filters

All organic waste must be placed in the organic waste (green) container and not placed in the trash. Organic waste may be collected in plastic bags before being placed in the organic waste container.

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