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How to compost food

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Put all food in your green cart for composting, including:
  • Plate scrapings
  • Meat, fish, poultry, shellfish, bones
  • Fruits, vegetables (remove any stickers)
  • Bread, noodles, rice, beans, couscous, grains, crackers, cereal
  • Eggs, eggshells, dairy products (e.g. cheese, sour cream)
  • Cooking oil, lard, shortening, butter, sauces, grease, dips, salad dressing, mayonnaise, gravy
  • Pastries, cookies, cakes, muffins
  • Nuts, seeds, pits, chips, popcorn, candy
  • Coffee filters, tea bags

See a full list of what food can go in your green cart.

Commercial quantities of food

For commercial quantities of food, cooking oil or grease, contact 311 to make a service request. Please note: Landfill charges will apply.

Learn more about handling fats, oils and grease.

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