All food and yard waste can go in the Green Cart pilot program, including many materials that can't be used for backyard composting.Download a list of YES materials.
You can also learn more about how to dipose of waste on our Using Your Green Cart page.
To see what items green carts cannot accept, please visit our What Doesn't Go in Green Carts page ordownload a list of NO materials.
Yes! All these items can go in your green cart.
Meat, fish, shellfish and bones
Bread, noodles, rice, beans and grains
Eggshells and dairy products
Jams, sauces, salad dressings and cooking oil
Pastries, cookies, cakes and muffins
Nuts, seeds, chips, popcorn and candy
Coffee filters and tea bags
Branches and prunings
15 cm in diameter)
*We encourage residents to leave grass clippings on the lawn. Clippings will quickly decompose returning valuable nutrients to the soil. Leaving the clippings on the lawn saves you time and is less work than placing them in the green cart.
Pet fur, hair or feathers
Animal bedding (e.g. from pet cages)
Wooden popsicle sticks and toothpicks
Kitty litter and pet waste (collected in a compostable or paper bag)