Food Scrap Recycling
As part of the pilot program, all households will receive an allotment of free trash and food scraps bags. Each household will receive one 8-gallon green bag for food scraps, along with two 15-gallon orange bags for trash each week for the length of the pilot program.
Line a lidded container with a green bag and fill it with food scraps
Each week, tie and close your green bag and place it in your trash cart for co-collection
When the Program begins, please separate your food scraps from your trash and place the following items in your GREEN food scraps bags:
Please do not include:
no sanitary waste
no pet waste or diapers
All your food scraps!
Fruits & Vegetables (no stickers)
Meat & Seafood (include bones and shells)
Eggs & Eggshells
Pasta, Grains & Bread
Cookies, Cake, & Candy
You can also include
Coffee Grounds & Tea Bags
How to collect food scraps at home
The most popular and convenient option is to line a small, lidded container with your green bag and place it in your kitchen near where you prepare and store your food or next to your existing trash and recycling containers. There’s no right way to do this – find a method that works best for your household. You may already have a small container at home, such as an empty 5-gallon pail from kitty litter, paint, or ice melt. You can also purchase a low-cost container at your local home or hardware store.
Other suggestions are to store food scraps scraps in a small, lidded container on your counter or under your sink, store in a lidded container in your garage, or store scraps in the bag or other container in your fridge or freezer.
The night before your collection day, check your fridge for any spoiled food and place into your green bag. Securely tie the green bag and place curbside with your trash bag for collection.
Check out our FAQs for more tips and suggestions for managing food scraps at home!