Household Users

Starting in 2022 the program will be doing outreach and research to develop multiple community organics drop sites. These sites will allow households and small users to drop off their organics recycling in convenient locations around the county.

Getting Started 

  1. Place a container of your choice in a convenient place for collecting organics recyclables. Line your container with a paper bag or a BPI certified compostable bag.
  2. Collect organics recyclables. (What is Organics Recyclable?)
  3. Tie the bag shut and bring it to a Stevens County Organics Drop Site.
  4. Tell your neighbors!

Como comenzar

  1. Coloque un contenedor en el lugar donde normalmente deseche sus productos biodegradables. Utilice una bolsa de papel o bolsa para composta aprobada por la BIP para su contenedor.
  2. Utilice ese contenedor únicamente para desechos biodegradables. (Desechos Biodegradables
  3. Ate la bolsa y llévela a uno de los sitios de desecho del Condado
  4. Comparta este información con amigos y vecinos!

A tan countertop 3gal bucket with an organics sticker on the lid.Household Organics Bin closed


BPI Certified Compostable Bags

Household sized BPI certified green compostable bags are available for purchase at these Morris stores:

Logo for Biodegradable Products Institute, a green leaf and tree drawn in a open circle above "BPNot all bags are the same.  Make sure any compostable bags used have the BPI logo.  ‘Degradable’ is not the same as compostable as those bags will break down into smaller bits of plastic – which contaminates the finished compost.

Look for this BPI logo on the left to ensure packaging is fully compostable.

Bolsas para composta

Bolsas grandes para composta certificadas por la BPI se encuentran a la venta en estas tiendas en Morris:


Logo for Biodegradable Products Institute, a green leaf and tree drawn in a open circle above "BP


Boxes of compostable bags sitting on a shelf at a store. A Stevens County Organics sign is hung beloBoxes of compostable bags sitting on a shelf at a store. A Stevens County Organics sign is hung beloBoxes of compostable bags sitting on a shelf at a store. A Stevens County Organics sign is hung belo


Troubleshooting Tips

  • When in doubt, it is best to throw items in the trash to not contaminate recycling or organics waste streams. 
  • Want to prevent odor? Use a container with a vented lid to reduce moisture or keep your organics in the freezer!
  • Label your container to ensure household members and guests know where their waste should go! 
  • With questions, ask! Reach out to Stevens County
    Organics with questions or concerns.

Consejos y Dudas Frecuentes

  • Si no está seguro de como desechar algo correctamente, es preferible colocarlo en la basura general para no contaminar reciclaje o composta.
  • Para prevenir el mal olor, utilice un contenedor con orificios para disminuir la humedad o colóquelos en el congelador
  • Etiquete su contenedor para que la todos los miembros de su familia sepan donde colocar sus productos biodegradables
  • Contáctenos con cualquier duda o pregunta