What can I compost?

Acceptable items include: 

  • Non-food items like yard trim, uncoated paper products, and compostable cutlery. 
  • Food items like produce, cooked meats, bones, shells, dairy (no liquids), baked goods, tea, coffee grounds, and other food scraps. 

Unacceptable items include: 

  • ANY plastic (including bags). 
  • Pet or human waste (including used facial tissues, baby wipes, kitty litter, or diapers). 

For a complete list of acceptable and unacceptable materials, visit mypgc.us/compost

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1. What are the benefits of participating in the County’s Curbside Composting program?
2. How can I participate?
3. What can I compost?
4. Can I compost leftover cooking grease and oil?
5. How do I compost my food scraps?
6. What compostable bags/liners are accepted?
7. What happens to my compostable materials (food scraps and yard trim) once they are collected?
8. How is the Curbside Composting program different from backyard composting?
9. How do I control odors?
10. How do I report a missed compost or yard trim collection?