Trash Talkin’ and Why Composting is so Important

South San Francisco, CA    August 13, 2018  Submitted by Teresa Montgomery SSF Scavenger Co. Inc

Food scraps are only wasted if placed in the garbage.

Put food scraps in your organics cart or bin and we’ll transform them into fuel and compost!

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Food Scraps Collection Program

Residents can recycle food scraps and food-soiled paper along with yard trimming in their green cart. Peels, scraps from kitchen prep, leftovers, napkins, paper cups….all of these items will from now on feed our new Anaerobic Digester (AD) instead of the landfill! The digester generates compost and clean fuel to power our collection trucks.

Collecting Your Scraps

Use your Kitchen Pail to easily and conveniently collect food scraps in your kitchen. To keep your pail clean and cut down on mess, line your kitchen pail with newspaper and wrap soggy food scraps in paper bags or paper towels to absorb moisture.

Important: Please no plastic bags, including compostable “bio bags.”

Empty the contents of the food scraps pail into your green cart as needed. Please do not leave the kitchen pail inside the green cart or at the curb. We will only collect food scraps that are placed inside your green cart.

      • Tip: To prevent any feared odors place food scraps in the freezer until the night before collection.
  • ACCEPTABLE ITEMS
  • Leftovers
  • Plate Scrapings
  • Fruit Peels, Trimmings, Cores
  • Vegetable Peels, Trimmings, Cores
  • Bones
  • Egg Shells
  • Coffee Grounds
  • Tea bags
  • Meat
  • Bread, Rice, Pasta, etc.
  • Food Soiled Paper and Cardboard Products
  • Pizza Boxes
  • Paper Plates
  • Milk Cartons
  • Paper Cups/ Coffee Cups
  • Paper Napkins
  • Cardboard To-Go Containers
  • ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
  • No Pet Waste
  • No Plastic Bags
    (Including bags marked compostable or “bio”)
  • No Glass Bottles or Containers
  • No Plastic Bottles or Containers
  • No Aluminum Cans
  • No Metal Cans
  • No Plastic Drinking Glasses

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