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Organics are a resource, not a waste!

The organics recycling cycle:

1) You separate your Organic Wastefood waste and other compostable items into an organics container in your home.

2) You put your organics, bagged in certified compostable bags or paper bags, into your organics recycling cart.

3) Your hauler picks up your organics recycling and brings it to a commercial composting facility, where the materials are recycling into nutrient-rich compost.

4) Compost is used in gardens and at farms to add nutrients to the soil to help plants grow!

What is accepted? 

All Food!

- Fruits and vegetables
- Meat, fish and bones
- Dairy products
- Eggs and egg shells
- Pasta, beans and rice
- Bread and cereal
- Nuts and shells

Food-soiled paper

- Napkins, paper towels,
and tissues
- Pizza boxes 
from delivery
- Paper egg cartons


Certified Compostable

- Compostable paper
and plastic cups, plates,
bowls, utensils and

*Look for the term 
"Compostable" or the 
BPI logo on certified

Other compostable household items

- Coffee grounds and filters
- Cotton balls and swabs
- Houseplant trimmings
- Tea Bags





What is not accepted? 

  • Yard Waste

  • Styrofoam

  • Fast food wraps and butter wraps

  • Pet waste, litter or bedding -- All pet waste should be bagged and placed in the garbage.

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Diapers and baby wipes

  • Items labeled as biodegradable, oxo-degradable, earth friendly, made from plants, green, etc.  If an item is labeled one of these terms in addition to having the BPI or Cedar Grove logo, then they are acceptable.  These terms on their own do not mean a product will fully and safely break down in the composting process.