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Local jurisdictions have contracts with franchised garbage companies to provide service for collection of garbage, recycling and yard debris for residences and businesses.
Why recycle food scraps?
Organic material including food, leaves and prunings are the largest unrecycled portion of the residential waste stream. In fact, according to a recent Waste Characterization Study about 31% of residential garbage is organics, including 17.3% food waste — a resource that could be used instead of landfilled.
Compostable plastics are not a good choice.
Common examples are garbage bags, clear cups, utensils and compostable plastic garden pots. Problems with compostable plastics in the yard debris cart are: