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Organics Pickup

How to participate:

Green Cart

Placement of all carts at the curb is essential to ensure collection by automated trucks.  Place your carts on either side of your driveway, 12" from the curbside so water can flow freely along the gutter at the edge of the curb.

Allow a minimum of three (3) feet clearance on all sides of the carts from objects such as trees, fences, mailboxes, streetlights, and other carts.  Carts must be a minimum of six (6) feet from any vehicles.  Keep sidewalk clear for pedestrian passage.

The Green Organics Cart will be picked up weekly..

Collection Schedule
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Two Carts

Acceptable Materials
Acceptable Items:

  • yard trimmings such as grass clippings, weeds, leaves, flowers, and branches
  • branches must be less than 6 inches in diameter and less than 3 feet in length
  • food waste such as plate scrapings, meat, vegetables, eggshells, bread, dairy, bones,
  • food-soiled paper products and food-soiled cardboard products

How to participate:

Place loose organics in the green toter. Please do not use plastic bags. Do not tie branches and limbs or pack the waste into the cart.

Every other week, on your garbage pick up day, set the green toter out at the curb by 4:00 a.m. it's a good idea to set toters out the night before pick-up.

Please do not set out any extra material that will not fit into the cart with the lid closed. Organics collection will be fully automated, therefore, we will only collect organics which is placed in the green toter with the lid closed. Over-flow material will not be picked up. Please save extra organics for the next pick up. If you have an extra large lot, you may need an additional green toter in the Spring and Summer.

Do Not place the following in your Organics cart:

  • plastic bags
  • compostable bags
  • palm fronds
  • oleanders
  • coated or painted wood
  • wood from construction projects
  • burn material
  • ash
  • poison oak
  • tree limbs and branches larger than 6 inches in diameter and longer than 3 feet
  • dirt, rock, concrete, gravel
  • metal
  • pet waste
  • deceased animals
  • liquids/chemicals such as oil, water, gas, fertilizer*
  • no hazardous waste*
  • trash. — Trash in the Organics cart can contaminate all container contents. Trash belongs in the gray container.
  • recyclables — Recyclables in the Organics cart can contaminate all container contents. Recyclables belong in the blue container

*For proper disposal of chemicals and other hazardous substances, please visit the Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

Extra Material

If you have extra material that will not fit in the cart with the lid closed, please save it for collection next week. Organics collection service is fully automated therefore, over-flow material will not be picked up. For large yards, an additional Organics cart may be needed during Spring and Summer month.