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What Food Waste To Recycle for Schools

What To Put in the Liquids Bucket

Pour all unfinished drinks, such as milk, juice, and water, into the liquids bucket. Make sure that beverage containers are empty before placing them in the blue recycling bin.

What To Put in the Brown Food-Waste Bin

Acceptable Food Waste

  • Vegetables and fruit
  • Prepared foods
  • Baked goods
  • Cereal, flour, grains, pasta, and rice
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Dairy products
  • Nuts, meat, fish, and bones

Acceptable Food-Soiled Paper

  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Paper plates
  • Coffee filters and tea bags
  • Paper bags
  • Paper trays and plant-based compostable trays
  • Paper food boats (used Citywide on "Trayless Tuesdays")