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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.
by Angela Waterford
on September 16, 2019 at 12:03 PM
I'm planning to host a large event for my guests, and it would be useful for the environment if I rent a bin that will allow them to sort their waste so that the biodegradables can be turned into compost. Thanks for the idea that I can rent a three-bin system for them so that they can make sure that their food wastes are separated from the plastics and the paper cups. I think I'll look for a company that will let me rent this for a week since my party will be going on for a whole week.
by Tori Raddison
on December 19, 2019 at 8:43 AM
I had no idea you could put your food waste in a green bin and they'll take it! That's awesome because I've been looking for more ways to be eco-friendly. I've even been thinking of starting my own compost bin!
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