Although the food scrap program is not available throughout the county, residents can always bring food scraps to the Residents' Convenience Center for composting. Items we collect include fruits and veggies, as well as coffee grounds and items from your cupboards such as cereal, nuts, and crackers that may have gone stale. We can also accept some small amounts of meat and fish, but no large bones or shells. Be sure to remove all packaging prior to disposal; we cannot accept any petroleum-based plastics in the container. This would include bags, wrappers, or other food containers. Look for the small green food scrap dumpster in the Residents' Convenience Center.
If you are planning a Fourth of July picnic or backyard party consider setting up a cleanup station with separate containers for recyclables, food scraps and trash. This will help keep trash out of both the recyclables and the compostable foodscraps, and you’ll be pleased to see how little needs to be disposed of as trash.