Your Guide for Source Separated Organics Recycling at Home.
Why Separate Your Organic Waste?
Food waste (organics) is 26% of the municipal solid waste stream, the single largest component of our trash. When organics are properly separated from the trash, this valuable material can be recycled at a composting facility. This helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions including methane, a gas 20 times more damaging than CO2.
Organix Co-Collection Program: Cost-Effective and Sustainable
Organix Co-Collection is a sustainable curbside organics recycling program that makes it easy for you to collect your food waste. Using the Green Bag Organix compostable bags, you’ll collect your food waste in your kitchen each week. When the bag is full, tie a knot in the bag and place it in your existing trash cart at the curb on your regular trash day. The compostable bags will be sorted at the new Zero Waste Facility and delivered to a local composting facility.
You can help our community convert source separated organics into nutrient rich compost that can be used on lawns, gardens and local farms. The beneﬁts of compost use are well known including carbon sequestration, soil restoration, pollution reduction and improving overall quality of life.
Green Bag Organix are certiﬁed compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPIworld.org). These bags are durable yet compostable – can stretch to resist most tears and punctures, and withstand sunlight, rain and snow. When the Green Bags are composted at a commercial composting facility, the bag and its contents will fully compost within a few months.
Acceptable for Organics Recycling
- Food Scraps
- Fruit and Vegetables
- Meat, Fish, Bones, Egg Shells, Nuts and Shells
- Dairy Products
- Coﬀee Grounds and Filters, Tea Bags
- Bread, Cereal, Pasta, Beans, Rice
- Napkins, Paper Towels, Tissues
- House Plant Trimmings and Cut Flowers
- Chips Bags
- Plastic-Coated Items
- Recyclables (cartons, glass, plastic, paper, metal)
- Microwave Popcorn Bags
- Aluminum Foil
- Twist Ties
- Frozen Food Boxes
- Diapers, Sanitary Products
- Pet Waste
- Cleaning Wipes, Dryer Sheets
- Liquids, Oil, Grease
- Cigarette Butts