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To create quality compost at the end of the food waste recycling process, it needs to be free of non-compostable material, like plastic, freezer boxes, napkins, pet waste, diapers, glass, treated wood, or other garbage and non-plant materials. Please be sure to remove stickers from produce as well, as they don’t break down at the composting center. To keep the compost “clean,” we ask that pilot participants include only food waste and yard debris in this program. Staff will occasionally check yard debris bins for non-compostable materials to ensure that we are able to create quality compost from the food scraps and yard debris. Yard debris bins found to have non-compostable materials will be first tagged with a yellow warning tag. If monitoring staff consistently find non-compostable materials in the bins, the resident will be responsible for calling their hauler to schedule an additional trash pickup. We hope that by monitoring these bins we can create a program that works for everyone.