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Accepted Organics

YES

  • Food Scraps-all food (fresh, frozen, cooked, and moldy):
    • Bread, grains and pasta
    • Coffee grounds with paper filter
    • Dairy
    • Eggshells and eggs
    • Vegetables and fruit (pits and shells too)
    • Leftovers and spoiled food
    • Meat (including bones)
    • Seafood (including shellfish)
    • Small amounts of cooled cooking grease (wrap in napkins to keep cart clean)
    • Loose tea (bagged tea is trash)
  • Food-Soiled Paper
    • Coffee filters
    • Greasy pizza boxes
    • Paper cups and plates
    • Paper bags, napkins, tissues and towels (NO chemicals)
    • Paper take-out boxes and containers (uncoated)
    • Parchment Paper
  • Natural cork (no plastic)
  • Yard Trimmings
      • Leaves
      • Grass clippings
      • Branches, brush, twigs, shrubs, hedges, etc.
      • Palm fronds, cactus, and other similar items

NO

  • "Compostable" plastic cups, utensils, plates.
    • If it looks and feels like plastic, it's a plastic.
  • "Biodegradable" plastic
    • "Biodegradable" is not a certified standard for any method of disposal.
      Please reuse these materials or put them in the landfill.
  • Aluminum Foil and Trays
    • Please rinse and recycle these.
  • Cat litter or animal feces
  • Ceramic dishware or glassware
  • Clothing linens and rags
  • Cooking oil
  • Corks - plastic
  • Diapers  
  • Flower pots or trays.
  • Foil-backed or plastic-backed paper
  • Glass, metal or plastic not labeled "Compostable"
    • Please recycle these materials in the blue bin.
  • Juice or soy milk type boxes with foil liner
  • Liquids or ice
  • Plastic bags, wrappers
  • Plastic labeled "compostable"
  • Recyclable/clean cardboard or paper
    • Please recycle these materials.
  • Styrofoam