Green Cart

Green Carts are for organics such as kitchen scraps, yard waste and pet waste. Green Carts are picked up weekly from early-April to mid-November and every other week, on the same week as Blue Carts, from mid-November to early-April.

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What goes in the Green Cart?

Green Carts are for organics such as kitchen scraps, yard waste and pet waste. This includes:

Kitchen scraps

  • Fruits and vegetables (raw and cooked)
  • Table and plate scraps
  • Meat, fish, bones and poultry carcasses
  • Dairy products
  • Bread and baked goods
  • Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
  • Pasta, grains and beans
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Food-soiled paper towels and napkins

Yard waste

  • Brush, leaves and branches
  • Grass and garden debris
  • Wood shavings and chips
  • Visit Yard Waste to learn more

Pet Waste

  • All forms of pet waste
  • Kitty litter
  • Pet fur and feathers

Don't put these items in your cart

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic containers
  • Styrofoam
  • Diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Large or domestic animal carcasses
  • Diseased branches
  • Fire pit, fire place or barbecue ashes
  • Sod, soil, rocks or gravel

View the full list of what goes in your Green Cart (pdf)

How do I use my cart?
  1. Store your carts where it is most convenient for you, like in your yard or garage.
  2. Write your address on the white area on the side of your carts.
  3. Review what goes inside each cart.
  4. Set the appropriate carts out on your collection day.
  5. Place any excess yard waste beside the Green Cart, according to the pickup guidelines.
  6. Return the carts back to your property after collection.
  7. Periodically rinse your carts to help keep them tidy.
Kitchen Container User Guide
  1. Store your Kitchen Container where most convenient, like under the sink.
  2. Empty your Kitchen Container into your Green Cart as necessary.
  3. Wash or rinse your container as needed. Your Kitchen Container is also dishwasher safe.
  4. Lining the Kitchen Container can also help keep it tidy. Paper bags, newspaper or certified compostable bags can all be used. Guide to compostable bags and liners (pdf)

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Phone: 403-340-BLUE (2583)