Green Organics Cart

Green Organics Cart

You can put both food scraps and landscape trimmings in your green cart. If it was once alive, it can go in the cart - and that includes food-soiled paper! Paper was once a tree, and the food will contaminate paper recycling if you put it in the blue cart.

Restaurants, grocery stores or large food waste generators should participate in the Food Recycling Project.

View our Organics and Food Waste Posters



Put in Your Green Cart

Landscape Trimmings

  • Brush
  • Flower cuttings
  • Flowers
  • Garden trimmings
  • Hay
  • House plants
  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Prunings
  • Shrubbery
  • Straw
  • Tree twigs (4 feet or less in length and 6 inches in diameter)
  • Weeds
  • Wood chips

Food Scraps

  • Bones, shells
  • Breads, grains, pastas
  • Dairy products
  • Fruits
  • Food scraps, raw or cooked
  • Grease, in small amounts
  • Meats, seafood
  • Veggies

Food-Soiled Paper

  • Pizza boxes
  • Paper cups
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels (used for food spills, without cleaning fluids)


No Do Not Put in Green Cart

  • Ashes
  • Cactus, succulents
  • Large tree trunks and stumps
  • Pet waste or manure
  • Plastic bags, regular or biodegradable
  • Plastic, glass or metal
  • Poison oak, poison ivy
  • Rocks, concrete, sod or dirt
  • Treated or painted wood