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Contamination, or unaccepted items, like plastic, textiles, glass and other objects that don’t decompose entirely, cause significant problems for the composting process. Compost loads with excessive contamination will be rejected and may also result in participants being removed from the program.
For every certified compostable product (such as cutlery, cups, straws, etc.) there are several more “look-alikes” that mislead the public into thinking these items are compostable (using terms like “biodegradable” or “plant-based”) when in truth they often contain non-compostable plastics.
Yes, but breaking up food waste into smaller pieces will help speed up the composting process.
Yes. No matter how full your bucket is, the City encourages you to set it out every week to help keep it clean.