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Seasonal observations of the Master Gardeners
by Nick Meinzer
on June 9, 2019 at 5:32 PM
Can you put commercially compostable k-cup pods in the green bin? (Can’t see if you accept commercially compostable, assuming so)
by Esther Blanco
on June 9, 2019 at 7:22 PM
In the City of Fairfield, Republic Services is the hauler. And Republic Services does not compost any kind of "compostable plastics". Their processing facility doesn't handle it. So please do not put any compostable plastic in the green / yard bin.  
Also, compostable plastics are made from corn byproducts do not go into the recycling bin, because they will contaminate the recycling stream. Unfortunately, unless the manufacture takes back the materials, they must go in to the trash.  
If the product is a paper base product that isn't coated with plastic(s), then they can go in the green bin. They must breakdown and biodegrade, when processed into compost.  
If you live in another city, contact your local trash/recycling hauler for more information.
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