How To: Use Your Green Compost Bin

How To: Use Your Green Compost Bin

Lily Gahagan
Apr 16, 2008

The Kitchn recently posted about the great green compost carts that are now part of San Francisco's waste removal program. We've been reading up on what is and is not acceptable, and realized we still had some things to learn...

Like, did you know pizza boxes can't be recycled in the blue bin? In fact any "food-soiled paper item" shouldn't be with the rest of your paper products, but rather in the green compost bin. Interesting! What's more, waxed cardboard, wooden crates, paper milk cartons, and even sawdust should go in your new green friend. We had no idea.

You can learn more next Tuesday at the Ferry Building's Waste Wise Market Celebration, where they'll be promoting the compost and recycling bins newly added to the building. We suggest stopping by on your lunch break if you're downtown for some information and to pick up one of the reusable tote bags that they will be giving away. Or if you're like most of us working stiffs and can't make it down there for the festivities, check out the San Francisco Recycling website to see if you've got your recycling down better than we do.

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