Residents chosen for the pilot are 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
Place your kitchen pail in a convenient location in your kitchen.
Toss in all food scraps and plate scrapings in your kitchen pail.
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 your 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.
How do I get more information?
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