Business Organics Recycling
Organics — which includes food scraps and non-recyclable paper — makes up 38% of our garbage. Instead of going in the trash, organics can be recycled or reused.
Composting is more preferred.
Organics Recycling Overview
Pope/Douglas Solid Waste Management is working with garbage haulers to develop sustainable and comprehensive solutions and programs to manage Organics (food scraps and soiled/non-recyclable paper) in the garbage.
Organics make up 38% of our waste stream.
Organics management options exist and more will be developed as partnerships are created and long-term programs are rolled out.
Composting is an environmentally preferable solution that diverts waste from waste to energy facilities (incinerators) and landfills. Organic waste is wet and difficult to burn and emits methane gas, a detrimental greenhouse gas, when it decomposes in landfills. The resulting compost used in landscaping and road construction projects will improve the quality of the soil, reduce soil erosion, and prevent storm water runoff from contaminating wetlands, lakes and streams in our community.
2021 Collection Schedule
Collection schedule for entities set up to receive curbside collection of organics.
Contact Pope/Douglas for more information and to get signed up!