Organics materials are the biodegradable portion of trash that can be composted. This includes:
all food scraps such as leftovers, peelings and spoiled food
soiled, non-recyclable papers such as facial tissue, paper towels, paper napkins and delivery pizza boxes
certified compostable products such as compostable tableware and bags labeled with the Cedar Grove Composting or the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) logo
Why is organics recovery important?
25% - 35% of what we throw away is organic material. Organics such as food waste, non-recyclable paper, and compostable products that are separated for composting can be recycled into valuable compost instead of being thrown away. Compost is a soil amendment that benefits all soil types and greatly improves moisture retention in sandy soil. It is used in landscaping and road construction projects.