How do I compost my food scraps?

Collect food scraps in the pail; empty the kitchen pail into the green cart for collection by 6 a.m. on Monday

Do NOT place your pail at the curb. For detailed instructions, see the How to Compost Guide at

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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?