Regarding changing cart colors, what type of each material should be placed in each container?


BROWN (current)/BLUE (future) - Recycling cart: cardboard, plastic and glass containers and bottles, aluminum and tin cans, and paper (place these items loose in cart)

GREEN - Organics cart: food scraps, grass clippings, leaves, tree/brush trimmings, weeds, dead plants. Food scraps include fruit/vegetable trimmings, coffee grounds, egg shells, small bones, leftover cooked food, spoiled/rotten food, and plate scrapings.
BLACK - Trash cart: Styrofoam, chip/candy wrappers, bathroom waste, diapers, pet waste, plastic bags, palm fronds/branches, and other non-recyclable garbage (bag these items)

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1. When can I start placing food scraps in my green cart?
2. Will it affect my rate?
3. Will I be fined if I don’t do this?
4. When will I get inspected?
5. Is everyone required to recycle organic waste?
6. What if I don't want to participate in CR&R's organic curbside collection of food waste + yard waste?
7. Regarding changing cart colors, what type of each material should be placed in each container?
8. Why are cart colors changing?
9. What will happen to all the food scraps being collected?
10. What if I put my food scraps in the trash?
11. Why aren't food scraps collected separately than green waste?
12. I was already putting my food scraps in the yard waste, so how is this a change?
13. Will there be a smell in my kitchen?
14. What kind of food scraps can I place in my pail?
15. Will the City provide kitchen pails for indoor collection?
16. Where do I buy a pail?
17. Can I use a plastic bag? Can I use biodegradable bags?
18. What if my green organics cart (exterior) gets really dirty or smelly?
19. What about dirty/soiled napkins or towels? Can I place biodegradable cutlery in the green cart?
20. May I continue to place yard waste in my green container?
21. Will there be subsequent community workshops or town halls once the new program is implemented?
22. Will the City host classes on home composting?
23. Are residents required to donate food?