I already use a backyard composter. Can I still use it?
Yes, you can! Backyard composting is a great way to reduce waste. We encourage you to continue, however, it is important to know that your green cart takes many materials that cannot be handled by the typical backyard composter: cheese and dairy products; fish; grease; meat products and bones; oily, fatty foods; pet waste; sauces and spreads; soiled paper; paper napkins, plates and cups; soiled pizza boxes. These materials will not compost properly in a backyard pile and may even attract unwanted pests.

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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?