Guide for Reuse, Repair, Recycling, and Safe Disposal
for Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and the City of Palo Alto

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Food Scraps

Remove all produce stickers (these are mostly plastic, contaminate compost, and belong in the trash), packaging, and twist ties (reuse until they go the landfill) before composting your food scraps.

Did you know that reducing food waste is one of the leading solutions to climate change? Click here Food Saving, Meal Planning, and Produce Storage Tips to save money and the planet.

Here are resources to learn how turn your food scraps into compost at home, or source compost (and mulch) to apply on your garden, houseplants, or landscape.

BioCycle's, a publicly searchable database of composting facilities in the U.S. and Canada.


Concord accepts this item in your curbside organics container.


Clyde accepts this item in your curbside garbage container.


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