Recycling Materials - Organics (food waste & food soiled paper)

Organics Recycling


How the program works 

Step 1: 
Discard food waste and food-soiled paper from meals, your refrigerator
and the pantry into a kitchen compost bucket, separate from your other household

Use a kitchen scraps recycling setup that is most convenient for you and
your household. You may use any sturdy washable container as a kitchen compost bucket.

Please don’t use plastic shopping bags or other kinds of plastic bags. They will not compost. 

Step 2: 
Empty your kitchen compost bucket into the 13-gallon Blue Bag Organics BPI-certified bag.

Unlike most plastic trash bags, the Blue Bag Organics liner is specially made to be compostable. All your household’s organics, including flattened and folded pizza boxes, go into that special Blue Bag. 

Step 3: 
For trash day, tightly hand tie the 13 gallon Blue Bag Organics liner and place it inside your regular garbage cart for curb-side pickup. We’ll separate all Blue Bag Organics from other trash at our facility. And off they’ll go to an industrial composting facility.

Only place 13 gallon BBO liners in the garbage cart. Smaller bags will not be collected.


Food waste and food-soiled paper are called organic waste.  It includes:

  • Spoiled leftovers
  • Tea leaves and tea bags (staples removed)
  • Meat and bones
  • Dairy Products
  • Vegetable scraps
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Egg and nut shells
  • Pizza boxes
  • Coffee and ground filters    
  • BPI-Certified products


These items should not go into your kitchen compost bucket or Blue Bag Organics liner:

  • Twist Ties
  • Personal sanitary products
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Diapers or wipes
  • Foil-lined cartons, 
    containers or packaging  
  • Pet droppings or kitty litter

  • Cooking oils, fats or grease
  • Clothes
  • Staples
  • Cigarette butts
  • Plastics
  • Rocks or bricks
  • Glass and metals
  • Microwavable popcorn bags
  • Styrofoam
  • Recyclable papers
  • K-cups
  • Brush
  • Yardwaste


If you have any questions about how to join and use this program - please call Randy's Environmental Services (A Republic Services Company) at (763) 972-3335.  Service is free to St. Bonifacius' residents.


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