Republic Services will provide a small kitchen pail for free every two years. The container has a tight sealing lid and handle. You can store it under the sink, in a cabinet or even in your freezer. Call Republic Services at 925-685-4711 to request a free pail. 

Scrape your plates, toss in that apple core, pour in the leftover gravy and don’t forget the Thanksgiving turkey bones. Then just empty it into your large green organics cart and Republic Services will compost everything, resulting in a nutrient rich soil enrichment for local farmers. Visit the Organics (Green) Cart page for a listing of what is acceptable to put in the green cart. 

Helpful tips when recycling your food scraps