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How the program works

Step 1: Discard food waste and food-soiled paper from meals, your refrigerator and the pantry into a kitchen compost bucket, separate from your other household trash. Use a kitchen scraps recycling setup that is most convenient for you and your household. You may use any sturdy washable container as a kitchen compost bucket. Consider using the 3 gallon Blue Bag Organics 100% BPI Compostable liner to line your compost bucket.

Please don’t use plastic shopping bags or other kinds of plastic bags. They will not compost.

Step 2: Empty your kitchen compost bucket into the 13-gallon Blue Bag Organics BPI-certified bag. Unlike most plastic trash bags, the Blue Bag Organics liner is specially made to be compostable. All your household’s organics, including flattened and folded pizza boxes, go into that special Blue Bag Organics liner. 

Step 3: For trash day, hand tie the Blue Bag Organics liner and place it inside your regular garbage cart for curb-side pickup. We’ll separate all Blue Bag Organics from other trash at our facility. And off they’ll go to an industrial composting facility.

Only place 13 gallon BBO liners in the garbage cart. Smaller bags will not be collected.

If you have any questions about how to use this program - please call Randy's Environmental Services at (763) 972-3335.

  • Good Stuff (Compostable Materials)
  • Keep Out (Materials not compostable)
  • Good Stuff (Compostable Materials)
    Food waste and food-soiled paper are called organic waste. It includes:

     

    • Food Scraps
      • Fruits & Vegetable scraps
      • Meats, fish & bones
      • Bread, pasta, & baked goods
      • Spoiled leftovers
      • Egg and nut shells
      • Dairy products
      • Tea leaves (staples removed)
      • Coffee grounds
    • Food-soiled paper products
      • Paper towels & napkins
      • Paper plates & cups (uncoated)
      • Pizza boxes
      • Paper Egg cartons
      • Tea bags (staples removed)
      • Coffee Filters
    • Other Compostable Items
      • Tissues & cotton balls
      • Floral trimmings & house plants
      • BPI-Certified materials
  • Keep Out (Materials not compostable)
    These items should not go into your kitchen compost bucket or Blue Bag Organics liner.

     

    • Twist Ties
    • Aluminum Foil
    • Foil-lined cartons, containers or packaging
    • Cooking oils, fats or grease
    • Staples
    • Plastics
    • Glass and metals
    • Styrofoam
    • K-cups
    • Personal sanitary products
    • Diapers or wipes
    • Pet droppings or kitty liter
    • Clothes
    • Cigarette butts
    • Rocks or bricks
    • Microwavable popcorn bags
    • Recyclable papers

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