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City of Cambridge

How To Participate

  1. Fill it up. Line your kitchen bin with a compostable bag. Keep your bin on the counter or under the sink. Fill it with food scraps and food-soiled paper while preparing food and cleaning up after meals.
  2. Drop it in. (Lock it!) After 3-4 days, tie the bag off and drop it in the compost cart. Lock the cart to keep critters out.
  3. Set it out. Bring your cart to the curb on the same day as your trash & recycling.
  4. Repeat.
WHAT GOES IN THE BIN

ALL FOOD SCRAPS including:
Curbside Bin Sticker

NOT ACCEPTED
Plastic Bags, Aluminum Foil & Plastic Wrap
Plates, Cups & Utensils
Containers & Jars
Pet & Human Waste
Yard Waste

COMPOSTING TIPS

1. Keep it locked. Lock your curbside compost bin at all times.

2. Keep it clean. Use compostable bags, bring them out every 3-4 days.

3. Keep it cool. In the summer, store food scraps in the refrigerator or freezer. Store curbside compost bin in the shade.

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