What is Organics Recyclable?

Acceptable Materials

All Food

  • Fruits and vegetables vegetable peelings, cheese curds, drumstick, celery, and half eaten cheeseburger
  • Meat, fish, and bones
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and eggshells 
  • Peels and pitsa used napkin and coffee filter

Food Soiled Paper

  • Pizza boxes 
  • Paper bags
  • Paper egg cartons 
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Paper towel and toilet paper rolls

Other Organics Recyclables

  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Facial tissues, cotton balls and swabs with paper stems 
  • Houseplants and flowers 
  • Wooden items: chopsticks, toothpicks, popsicle sticks
  • Hair, fur, and nail trimmings
  • BPI certified cups, plates, bowls,Logo for Biodegradable Products Institute, a green leaf and tree drawn in a open circle above "BP utensils, and containers. Look for this BPI logo on certified compostable items!

Desechos Biodegradables

Todo dipo de comida

  • Frutas y verduras
  • Carne, pes y huesos 
  • Productos lácteos
  • Huevos y cáscaras de huevo

Papel con restos de comida

  • Cartones de pizza 
  • Bolsas de papel
  • Cartones de huevos (papel)
  • Servilletas y servi toallas 

Otros desechos biodegradables

  • Filtros de cafetera y café
  • Pañuelos faciales, bolas de algodón, cotonetes hechos completamente de papel
  • Plantas y flores, cabello humano, cabello uñas de mascotas
  • Productos de madera: palitos chinos, palillos, palitos de paleta
  • Bolsas, vasos, platos, utensilios de cocina y contenedores aprobados por el Instituto de Productos Biodegradables (BPI por sus siglas en inglés). Favor de buscar el lago de BPI en los productos certificados.

Unacceptable Materials

  • Yard waste
  • Bandages
  • Sanitary products and diapers
  • Animal and pet waste
  • Litter and bedding
  • Cleaning or baby wipes
  • Dryer lint and sheets
  • Gum (*Mrs. House's 8th graders)
  • Grease and oils
  • Fast food wrappers

Productos No aceptados

  • Hojas secas
  • pasto o ramas de árboles
  • vendas
  • productos sanitarios o pañales
  • feces de animales o mascotas
  • desechos de areneros para mascotas
  • toallas sanitarias o de limpieza
  • pelusa y hojas para secadoras
  • goma de mascar (*Mrs. House's 8th graders)
  • aceite o grasa
  • envolturas de comida rápida

* Indicating that this group/individual asked about the item specifically.

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Have questions? Suggestions for the Acceptable/Unacceptable materials lists? Email Sydney!

Check out the Waste Warrior Guide at the bottom of the Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management website to figure out if other items can go in the Organics Recycling.