Resources for Pilot Participants

Starting September 26th, residents chosen for the pilot will be able to start putting their food waste in their yard debris bin, instead of throwing it away. If you are not part of the pilot, please refrain from putting food waste in with your yard debris.  

How-to start composting 


  1. Place your kitchen pail in a convenient location in your kitchen.
  2. Toss in all food scraps and plate scrapings in your kitchen pail.
  3. Empty your kitchen pail into your yard debris bin, along with your yard debris. There will be no changes to your pickup day. 

Kitchen Pail Tips


  • Empty your kitchen pail into your yard debris bin frequently.
  • Drain excess liquids down the sink.
  • Clean your kitchen pail regularly.
  • Sprinkle baking soda or install a charcoal-activated filter at the bottom of your pail or yard debris cart to keep them clean.
  • Shut the lid of yoru pail and bin when not in use.
Roll Cart Tips
  • Clean your yard debris bin regularly. 
  • Maintain a good mix of yard debris and food scraps in your bin, when possible.
  • Store containers in a shady area.
  • Even if your yard debris bin isn't very full, be sure to bring it to the curb every collection day.
  • Freeze or refrigerate food scraps until collection day. 
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