What organic material is accepted?
Food and food scraps: if you can eat it, you can toss it in your green cart!
• Food-soiled paper: any paper goods that touched food!
• Natural fibers like nail clippings, toothpicks, wooden chopsticks, cotton balls and lint.
• Pet products like kitty litter, pet fur, feathers and pet waste (in compostable bags only)
• Plant material
Check cochrane.ca/Organics for the full list.

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1. What type of bags am I allowed to put in the organics cart?
2. What happens to my organics after they’re collected?
3. What organic material is accepted?
4. What kind of bags should I use for pet waste?
5. What’s the easiest way to get food scraps from my kitchen to my green bin?
6. What's the best way to use my kitchen catcher?
7. Can I use a bag in my kitchen catcher?
8. What if my kitchen catcher starts to smell?
9. Got any tips for using my green cart?
10. What if my green cart starts to smell?
11. Is there any material NOT accepted in my green cart?
12. I already use a backyard composter. Can I still use it?
13. Can I dispose of my organic waste in my in-sink garbage disposal instead of using the cart?