Alameda County residents understand the value of our natural resources, including bottles, cans, papers, plant debris, and food scraps. Your hauler makes it easy for you to separate your recyclables and food scraps by providing a bin for recyclable materials like paper, bottles and cans, a curbside green bin for food scraps, and a bin for the stuff that goes into the landfill.
Composting: Food Scraps Aren’t Garbage.
Do your part and place all your food scraps, food soiled paper and yard plant debris into your green bin. What goes in the green bin?
- Food scraps and trimmings from meal preparation
- Food leftovers (don’t forget the bones!)
- Food-soiled paper, including paper napkins, paper plates and coffee filters
- Yard Debris, including plants, leaves and grass clippings
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What items can be composted?
All food products including: fruit, vegetables, breads, cereal, dairy, meat (including bones); coffee grounds, filters and tea bags.
Food-soiled paper including: paper towels, plates, napkins, pizza boxes and paper lunch bags.
Items that are not accepted include: plastic (bags and Styrofoam), glass, metal, liquids and pet waste.
Composting food scraps is easy!
Make separating food scraps a part of your daily routine!
- Collect food scraps in your kitchen pail
Tip: Line your pail with a paper bag or newspaper to help keep it clean.
2. Empty the contents of your kitchen pail into your green yard waste cart
Tip: Using the pail is not required. You can collect your food scraps in paper ice cream cartons, take-out containers, milk cartons paper bags or any other paper container that works for you.
3. Set out your green yard waste cart for weekly pickup
Tip: Do not set your little pail out at the curb
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