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There are a few compostable things we are not accepting in our composting and a few non-compostable items you might think are compostable but are not. Please do not put the following in your Organics Recycling and Composting containers:
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Yes, but we do not recommend it. Larger things like greasy pizza boxes may be ok, but small messy things like watermelon rinds and crab shells may not. We can't guarantee every scrap will shake out cleanly and your container could become smelly and dirty if you do not use the bio-bags. One option is to use a large paper yard debris bag inside your container or you can purchase 35-gallon compostable bags online if you want to put items straight into the larger container. Public Works can give you some brands that are acceptable at our composting facility.
Yes! The lock is meant to keep critters out of your container. Our laborers will unlock the container when they do the pickup.
Whatever works best for you! You can put it out every Wednesday or wait until it is mostly full. We will stop by every Wednesday to check for your container regardless.
Yes! In addition to the hair - dryer lint is also acceptable - never would have guessed that one.
You can send us an email or give us a call and we'll be glad to get more bags delivered to you. You can also purchase your own bags online so long as you make sure they are biodegradable bags.
The filters provided last for 3 months. The first replacement filter will be provided by the City, just give us a call or an email and we will deliver it. Replacement filters after this can be bought at hardware stores and cut to fit your container.
Yes! We're a bit more than half full, so if you have any neighbors or friends in the City who may want to do organics recycling, please send them our way!