Food Scraps

Food Scraps

food scraps

All types of food waste can go in your Green Cone digester. This includes meat, bones, egg shells and dairy. Learn more here. The Association recommends home composting instead of the in sink garbage disposer, for environmental and cost reasons. Garbage disposers use a lot of water, and also take up valuable capacity at the sewage treatment plant or septic system.

Food waste can easily be composted in your backyard. Be sure to use a rodent-proof method, and do not home-compost meat, fish or dairy. These items can go in the garbage.


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This item may be managed on site with a standard backyard composter and/or food digester.

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This item may be recycled at a special drop off location such as a landfill or transfer station.

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This item may be disposed at curbside in your regular waste collection program.