FAQ Topic: Waste Sorting

What restrictions has city council placed on Sonoma water customers?

To meet the required 20% water usage reduction, the following actions will be prohibited effective July 1, 2021: Refilling or initial filling of a swimming pool from the City’s water system except as otherwise needed to maintain the water level for the proper operation of swimming pool pumps and filters; Use of water for nonrecirculating … Continued

Can I compost at home?

Yes, composting at home reduces greenhouse gas emissions from trucking your organic materials to a commercial composter. And you can use the finished compost as a valuable soil amendment. Learn how to create a backyard hot pile or start a vermicomposting (worm composting) bin at home.

What are the materials that should be placed in my compost cart?

Organic materials to be placed in your compost cart include: Food scraps including solid, semi-solid, and liquid food including fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat, bones, poultry, seafood, bread, rice, pasta, tea bags, coffee filters, and fats/oils. Food-soiled paper: uncoated paper soiled by food waste (e.g., napkins, paper towels, paper plates, coffee filters, and other paper and … Continued

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