Food Waste


Why can't it go in the recycling bin?

Food waste is considered organic material (not recyclable material) that can decompose into nutrient-rich compost. When placed in the recycling bin, compostable items contaminate the recycling stream, which is meant to be clean, residue-free and only made up of items meant for recycling curbside (paper, plastics, glass, etc). When recycling an item that once held food (such as a pizza box or yogurt cup), all the food should be removed before recycling the empty packaging.

If I can't put it in the curbside recycling bin, where can it go?

Consider composting your food waste at home rather than sending it to the landfill.