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Collection Schedule

Organic waste is collected weekly year round.

Yard Waste and Food Scraps are Accepted in the Organics Cart

Place the following items together in your organics container:
  • Food scraps including meat, dairy, bones, fruits and vegetables
  • Food soiled paper including coffee filters and napkins
  • Plants, flowers and yard trimmings
Collect kitchen food scraps in your kitchen in a container that works best for you:
  • Colander or strainer
  • Paper grocery bag
  • Reusable plastic, metal, or ceramic container with a lid

Kraft type yard bags
Extra Organics

There is a charge for additional units of organics beyond the basic service (except double holiday loads).

For yard trimmings that don't fit in your yard cart you may use:

  • Paper yard bags (available at home and garden stores), or
  • 32-gal. cans with handles & lids (65 lb. limit) labeled "Yard" or
  • Bundles tied with sisal twine (4'x2' limit)

    * Yard trimmings are not accepted in plastic bags.

    Plastic bags are not compostable and cause processing and odor problems at the composting facility.

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    Choose the organics cart that is right for you.

    Smaller carts available for curbside collection.

    These smaller sized carts are a great option for customers who don't have room for a larger organics cart or who generate only small amounts of food and yard waste.

    WM Green Yard Waste Cart

    Click here to download - Collection Guidelines

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