What is organics recycling?

Organics recycling is an opportunity to reduce trash that ends up in a landfill. It is a separate collection that accepts organic material, such as:

  • Food scraps (fruits; vegetables; meat, fish, and bones; dairy products; eggs and eggshells; pasta, beans, and rice; bread and cereal; and much more
  • Pizza boxes from delivery
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Certified compostable products
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Hair and nail clippings
  • Cotton balls and swabs with paper stems
  • Houseplants and flowers
  • Wooden items, such as popsicle sticks and toothpics

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1. What is organics recycling?
2. Who must offer organics recycling?
3. What is the frequency / day of collection?
4. How do I sign up for organics recycling?
5. Who pays for organics recycling?
6. Who determines the fee?
7. Why can't a fee be charged to only those who participate?
8. Do I also get charged fees for bags or carts?
9. Who provides bags or carts?
10. What bags should be used for organics recycling?
11. Will the organics container smell?
12. Where does the organics material go?
13. Are there rebates or reimbursement for participating?