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.
FAQ Topic: Waste Sorting
Sonoma Garbage Collectors accepts only certain items for recycling. Visit their website for a detailed list of was is accepted in the blue cart.
No, these materials are NOT accepted in the compost cart because they are not compostable at the facility used by the City.
Yes, absolutely. These items can be composted even if they are wet or stained with food, vegetable oil, or grease. Please do not place paper towels, napkins, or tissue into the recycling!
Please contact Sonoma Garbage Collectors to obtain your organics 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