Accepted material:

  • Animal bedding (softwood shavings, paper bedding, corn cob bedding)
  • Coffee filters/grounds/tea bags
  • Fats, oil and grease (never pour down the drain
  • Flowers – dried/fresh cut
  • Food scraps
  • Houseplants
  • Kitty litter
  • Meat absorbent pads
  • Pet waste, fur
  • Sawdust and wood shavings
  • Wooden toothpicks, popsicle sticks

 Bathroom Items:

  • Diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Hair

 Paper Items - Soiled:

  • Butcher paper
  • Coffee cups, paper plates, bowls
  • Confidential papers/bills and receipts
  • Egg cartons
  • Fast food paper packaging
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Muffin paper
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Pizza box
  • Shredded paper (place large quantities in a clear bag beside your green bin)
  • Tissues

 Unaccepted Material:

  • Candles
  • Cigarette butts, tobacco
  • Corks (from wine bottles, etc.)
  • Dead animals
  • Disposable mop sheets
  • Dryer lint, dryer sheets
  • Ear cleaners, cotton balls, make-up removal pads, dental floss
  • Fireplace or BBQ ashes
  • Foil
  • Gum
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Plastic items such as food containers (e.g. yogurt or margarine tubs),
  • Plastic wrap, baggies, sandwich bags, milk bags
  • Plastic/artificial flowers and plants
  • Styrofoam
  • Vacuum cleaner bags and contents
  • Wax paper
  • Wood