I was already putting my food scraps in the yard waste, so how is this a change?


Starting July 1, 2022, you may place food scraps in your green cart. Please start on this date, as it allows the City's hauler to prepare for collections and processing of increased volume in organic material. 

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1. When can I start placing food scraps in my green cart?
2. Will it affect my rate?
3. Will I be fined if I don’t do this?
4. When will I get inspected?
5. Is everyone required to recycle organic waste?
6. What if I don't want to participate in CR&R's organic curbside collection of food waste + yard waste?
7. Regarding changing cart colors, what type of each material should be placed in each container?
8. Why are cart colors changing?
9. What will happen to all the food scraps being collected?
10. What if I put my food scraps in the trash?
11. Why aren't food scraps collected separately than green waste?
12. I was already putting my food scraps in the yard waste, so how is this a change?
13. Will there be a smell in my kitchen?
14. What kind of food scraps can I place in my pail?
15. Will the City provide kitchen pails for indoor collection?
16. Where do I buy a pail?
17. Can I use a plastic bag? Can I use biodegradable bags?
18. What if my green organics cart (exterior) gets really dirty or smelly?
19. What about dirty/soiled napkins or towels? Can I place biodegradable cutlery in the green cart?
20. May I continue to place yard waste in my green container?
21. Will there be subsequent community workshops or town halls once the new program is implemented?
22. Will the City host classes on home composting?
23. Are residents required to donate food?