Blue Bag Organics

What Is Not Compostable? 
These items should not go into your kitchen compost bucket or Blue Bag Organics liner. They do not compost:

Twist ties Styrofoam
Aluminum foil Personal sanitary
products 
Foil-lined cartons,
containers or
packaging 
Diapers or wipes
Cooking oils, fats,
or grease 
Pet droppings or
kitty litter 
Staples Glass or metal
Plastics Clothes
Rocks or bricks Cigarette butts


Compostable but…



Yard waste
(grass clippings, flowers, leaves, brush, or branches) 
Recyclable paper or paperboard
Milk, juice and soup cartons
(plastic spout removed) 
 


Recyclable paper and paperboard should not be placed in your Blue Bag Organics liner, unless it is needed to help absorb runny discarded food waste.

Recyclable paper and paperboard, as well as milk, juice and soup cartons (plastic spout removed), typically are picked up separately along with other recyclables. If these materials are not recyclable in your community, they can be placed in your Blue Bag Organics liner.

Yard waste (grass clippings, flowers, leaves, brush and branches) should not be placed in your Blue Bag Organics liner.

If your community has a yard waste recycling program, yard waste typically is picked up in a separate yard waste cart.

Blue Bag Organics programs in some communities may require households to place the hand-tied Blue Bag Organics liner into the yard waste cart on collection day, rather than in the trash cart.

If you have questions, please e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you may call 763-972-3335. Or check with your local Blue Bag Organics service provider.