A compostable bag (either BPI certified compostable or paper bag) is required if bagging your food scraps. Plastic bags are not compostable and are considered a contaminant at the commercial composting facilities that process the food scraps.
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The food scraps drop-off program is for residents who are recycling food scraps at home. The program is open to residents of Washington and Ramsey counties.
No, food scraps are not accepted from businesses. Visit BizRecycling.com for details on business recycling.
Visit the Food Scraps information page on Washington County's website.
You can drop off food scraps as often as you like during operating hours.
Odors will be similar to regular trash and will not attract pests if managed properly. Dropping off your foodscraps on a weekly basis will help minimize odor and pests.
No. Please keep food scraps separate from yard waste. Search the Disposal Directory to find a list of yard waste drop-off locations.
The food scraps collected are recycled at a local facility and turned into compost.