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Recyclable Green Waste?

What Food and Greens
Can I Recycle?

Food Scrap and Yard Waste Recycling

Where you put your food scraps depends on your local program.
Check your local rules.

Make sure everything that can be recycled actually
gets recycled, instead of ending up in the landfill.

Yep, it’s recyclable
in your green or food waste bin

The following items are recyclable
in most food/yard waste curbside recycling programs.

Vegetables

Vegetable peels, stalks,
and stems.

Fruit

Fruit peels, stalks, and stems.

Prepared Foods
Prepared food without any meat or dairy.

Flowers

Cut flowers.

Grass

Grass clippings.

Trimmings

Bush and tree trimmings.

Wood

Untreated wood.

Check your local rules for wood types.

Check your local recycling info

Find out which bin these items go in for your local program’s green or food waste bin.

Meat

Meat and bones.

Pizza Box

Greasy pizza box.

Food Containers

Compostable food containers.

Plastic Bags

Compostable plastic bags.

Nope, not recyclable
in your green or food waste bin

These items are not recyclable in your green or food waste curbside bin. Check your local recycling provider for more information
about which bin to put these items into. 

Metal

Metal scraps, old hardware, and
other metals check local listings.

Plastic

Usually goes in your blue recycling bin.

Never goes in the green bin.

Glass

Usually goes in your blue recycling bin.
Never goes in the green bin.

Household Hazardous Waste

Never in the greens bin, but check local listings for household hazardous waste. Used paint has drop-off sites near most people.

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