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The following is a list of what is acceptable organics recycling material and what is not:

 All food

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat, fish and bones
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and egg shells
  • Pasta, beans and rice
  • Bread and cereal
  • Nuts and shells


Food-soiled paper

  • Pizza boxes from delivery
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Paper egg cartons


Certified compostable products

  • Compostable paper and plastic cups, plates, bowls, utensils and containers


Look for the BPI or Cedar Grove logos or the term “compostable” on certified products.


Other compostable household items

  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Hair and nail clippings
  • Cotton balls and swabs with paper stems
  • Houseplants and flowers
  • Tea bags
  • Wooden items such as chopsticks, popsicle sticks and toothpicks


Not accepted: Yard waste • diapers and sanitary products • animal and pet waste, litter or bedding • cleaning or baby wipes • grease or oil • Styrofoam™ • dryer lint and dryer sheets • recyclable items (cartons, glass, metal, paper, plastic) • frozen food boxes • microwave popcorn bags • gum • fast food wrappers • products labeled “biodegradable”