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Composting


Compostable material includes food scraps and yard waste. In fact, more than 30 percent of most household garbage is either paper packaging or food scraps.

It's easy to compost in your kitchen and your yard. Remember what's OK to toss in your food scraps and yard waste container – and what's not.

 What's OK
 Food scraps
 Fruits, vegetables
 Bread, pasta, grains
 Eggshells, nutshells
 Fish, meat, dairy
 Shells, bones
 Coffee grounds and filters
 Tea bags
 Food-soiled paper
 Paper towels and napkins
 Uncoated paper plates and cups
 Uncoated paper take-out cartons
 Pizza delivery boxes
 Paper bags containing food scraps
 Shredded paper
 Yard debris
 Grass clippings
 Leaves, twigs
 Weeds
 Houseplants
 Branches less than 4 feet long and 4 inches wide

What's Not OK 
 Glass                         
 Animal or human waste 
 Pet litter
 Diapers
 Plastic
 Styrofoam
 Foil
 Hazardous waste
 Soil and rocks
 Metal
 Lumber or fencing
 Painted or treated wood 
 Stumps and limbs larger than 4 feet long and 4 inches wide