Organics Recycling List of Accepted and Unaccepted Materials

The following is a list of accepted and unaccepted items for an organics recycling program.

 Accepted Items  Unaccepted Items
Cooked food and oily food Plastic bags, wrap, or containers
Meat, fish, or bones Compostable or biodegradable plastic bags*
Dairy, pasta, noodles, rice, or bread Metal
Fruit and vegetable scraps Styrofoam
Coffee grounds and filters Milk Cartons
Teabags Diapers
Eggshells Animal waste
Food-soiled paper, including paper napkins, and paper bags used to collect food scraps Rocks, soil, or sod
Leaves and grass clippings Lumber or other wood products
Weeds, plants and flowers Branches or prunings bigger than 10 cm (4 in) in diameter and more than 0.5 m (1.6 ft) in length
Short branches and prunings (less than 10 cm thick, and less than 0.5 m long) PLA #7
*Our composting facility only accepts Smithrite approved biodegradable bags.