What can't I put in my green organics bin?
  • NO Liquids
  • NO Raw meat
  • NO Food packaging 
  • NO Paper products (napkins, plates, cups, tissue, or food-soiled paper)  
  • NO Plastic or plastic bags
  • NO glass or metal  
  • NO Compostable plates, cups, utensils or bags of any kind
  • NO Palm leaves or bamboo
  • NO Dirt or rocks
  • NO Succulents, cactus, yucca
  • NO Poison oak nor genista (broom plant)

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1. Why are we collecting food scraps now?
2. Do we have to pay for the new organic/food scrap service?
3. How will we be receiving our green carts and when will we start putting our food and yard waste in the green bin?
4. I have a green yard waste bin — can I start putting food scraps in it now?
5. How often will my green organics cart be picked up?
6. What types of food scraps are accepted in my green organics bin?
7. What can't I put in my green organics bin?
8. What happens to my food scraps and yard waste after they are collected?
9. Can I bag my organics before putting them in the bin?
10. Do I need to wash my outdoor cart?
11. How should I collect food scraps in my kitchen?
12. How do I keep smells and animals away from my cart?
13. What if my green organics cart breaks or does not close?
14. Whom can I contact if I have additional questions?