Organics recycling has been offered to Golden Valley residents for more than eight months now, but the program still has room for improvement, says Ethan Kehrberg, sustainability specialist.
“For the most part residents have done a good job separating regular waste, traditional recycling, and organics recycling,” said Kehrberg, “but Republic Services is still finding some contamination in the organics loads. We're working with Republic to better identify contamination sources in the community and educate residents about properly separating waste streams.”
Food scraps, soiled paper, and compostable products can all be put in organics recycling. Click to see the full list.
Newspaper, washed glass/plastic bottles and can, cardboard, and junk mail can all be put in traditional recycling. Click to see the full list.
Diapers, Styrofoam, plastic bags, animal waste, and medical waste can be put in a garbage can.