Your Green Cart - What's In?

Putting unacceptable materials in your green cart could contaminate your cart and the collection truck. This can lead to these materials being unsuitable for composting and ending up in the landfill.



Food Soiled Paper ProductsFood Soiled Paper ProductsFood soiled paper products only. No paper or cardboard products that have been used with cleaning agents or other non-organic materials. <ul><li>Pizza Boxes<br></li><li>Paper Liners/Yard Waste Bags<br></li><li>Greasy Paper Bags (e.g. Fast Food Bags)<br></li></ul><ul><li>Paper Napkins & Tissues<br></li><li>Parchment Paper<br></li></ul><p><br></p>
Kitchen & Table ScrapsKitchen & Table ScrapsOnly organic materials. Everything must be removed from its original packaging or containers.<ul><li>Dairy (Remove from Packaging and/or Containers)</li><li>Eggs & Egg Shells</li><li>Coffee Grounds, Filters & Tea Bags</li><li>Solid Fat, Cooking Oil, & Cooking Grease​</li></ul><ul><li>Spoiled & Unspoiled Fruit & Vegetables</li><li>Table Scraps</li><li>Bread & Noodles</li><li>Meat, Fish, Poultry, & Bones​<br></li></ul>
Yard Waste MaterialsYard Waste MaterialsNote: Not all yard waste materials are accepted in your green cart! See the What's Out page for a list of exempt items. <ul><li>Garden Trimmings</li><li>Leaves</li><li>Grass Clippings (No Rolls of Sod)​</li></ul><ul><li>​Branches (smaller than 5cm diameter and 1m length)</li><li>Residential House & Garden Plants (No Pots)<br></li></ul><p><br></p>
OtherOtherOther organic materials are accepted in the curbside organics program. See the list below.<ul><li>Popsicle Sticks</li><li>Shredded Paper​</li></ul><ul><li>Wood shavings, Sawdust in paper bags​</li></ul>

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