How do I compost my food scraps?

Participants should place their food scraps or leftovers into the kitchen pail. Empty the contents into the exterior wheeled cart and place at the curb by 6 a.m. Please ensure your organics cart is visible and accessible from the street. The County recommends participants purchase 3-gallon compostable liners for the kitchen pail available at local retail stores. A list of tested and approved compostable liners is available online at

PGC Composts

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1. Why is the County offering a Curbside Organics Composting Program, and why should I participate?
2. What can I compost?
3. How can I participate?
4. Can I compost leftover cooking grease and oil?
5. How do I compost my food scraps?
6. What happens to my organic materials (food scraps and yard trim) once they are collected?
7. How is the Curbside Organics Composting Program different from backyard composting?
8. How do I control odors?
9. How do I report a missed organics, food scraps and yard trim collection?