You can put any of these items in your green bin:

  • Animal bedding
  • Butcher paper
  • Coffee filters/grounds/tea bags
  • Confidential papers/bills
  • Fast food paper packaging
  • Flowers – dried/fresh cut
  • Grease/lard/cooking oil (never pour down the drain)
  • Meat absorbent pads
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Muffin paper
  • Soiled paper products (plates, cups, egg cartons, pizza boxes)
  • Paper towels/napkins
  • Shredded paper (place excess in a clear bag beside green bin)

Do Not Put These items in Your Green Bin

You can't put these items in the green bin:

  • Artificial flowers and plants
  • Ashes
  • Baby wipes, disposable mop sheets
  • Candles
  • Cigarette butts
  • Cotton balls, ear cleaners and makeup removal pads
  • Dead animals
  • Dryer lint or dryer sheets
  • Gum
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic wrap and baggies
  • Wax paper
  • Vacuum cleaner bags and contents