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Green Cart Rollout Begins Spring 2017

posted Jun 10, 2016, 5:08 AM by Douglas Ratke   [ updated Jun 11, 2016, 6:49 PM ]

Green carts will be delivered quadrant by quadrant starting in spring 2017. All eligible homes should have Green Cart service by fall 2017. More details on the rollout schedule will be shared in early 2017.

Who's eligible for green cart service?
All single-family homes (up to and including fourplexes) will receive green cart service.

What will residents receive?
When carts are delivered, residents will receive everything they need to get started. This includes:
  • Green cart
  • Kitchen pail to collect food scraps inside the home
  • Sample of compostable bags to line the kitchen pail
  • Sample of paper yard waste bags to use for extra yard waste that doesn't fit inside the cart
How does the program work?
Based on the success of the pilot, the city-wide program will be similar:
All food, including meat, dairy and bones along with yard and pet waste is accepted in the program.
You can put out an unlimited quantity of food and yard waste. Extra yard waste that doesn't fit into your green cart can be placed in paper yard waste bags and set out with your cart for collection.

How often will carts be collected?
  • Green and blue carts will be picked up on the same day every week.
  • Black carts will be picked up once every two weeks on a separate day since the majority of your waste can be recycled or composted.

All of the food and yard waste collected through the program will be composted at a large-scale composting facility located at the Shepard Waste Management Facility.