Can you put things loose into your beige container?

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.

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1. What is compostable?
2. What is not compostable?
3. Can you put things loose into your beige container?
4. Should you lock the container on pickup day?
5. Do I have to put my container out every Wednesday?
6. Can dog hair and cat hair go into the composting container?
7. How do I get more composting bags?
8. How do I get a replacement filter for my countertop can?
9. Do you still have room for more people to sign up?