Compostables – Green Waste/Organics and Food Scraps

What goes inside green cart

Place all green waste and food scraps inside your green cart, which is serviced every week. The following items go into your green cart:

  • Plant and grass clippings
  • Weeds and roots
  • Leaves, twigs, and small branches – up to 4 feet in length and 6 inches in diameter
  • Uncoated wood, wood chips, bark, and sawdust
  • All food products, including meat and small bones
  • Coffee grounds and tea bags
  • Food-soiled paper products such as pizza boxes, paper towels, paper plates, paper napkins
  • Waxed paper containers such as milk cartons and paper cups


 What does NOT go inside green cart

  • Rocks, dirt, concrete
  • Pressure-treated or painted wood
  • Plastic bags – not even the “compostable” ones, which clog up machinery and must be removed by hand
  • Palm leaves or cactus
  • Glass, metal, styrofoam, liquids