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Unacceptable Materials: Food & Yard Waste


Food & Yard Waste

Any type of food scraps, leaves, yard clippings, branches, and other items found in your yard should never be included in your blue recycling cart. These items can be composted in your backyard compost bin. Follow this link for best practices in backyard composting.

Yard Waste - leaves, yard clippings and branches are collected in our weekly yard waste program.

Two reasons NOT to include food or yard waste in recycling:

  1. Food scraps included in your recycling can attract rats and insects, ruining paper products and causing health risks for workers.
  2. Like Styrofoam™  and clothing, we do not have a place to recycle yard waste or food in the blue cart program. However, there are other alternatives for this material, like backyard composting.