Composting and Food Scraps

Green Organics Cart

By using the green organics cart, your food scraps become a valuable resource, not a waste. Place food scraps and food-soiled paper in the green organics cart alone, or with leaves and grass.

How do I collect food scraps to put in the Green Organics Cart?
  • Use a container that can be composted.
  • Line your kitchen pail with a paper bag, newspaper, or compostable liner to help keep it clean. 
  • Scrape your food scraps from the plates into your lined kitchen pail, instead of the garbage can.
  • Empty the kitchen pail and liner into your green organics cart.
  • To get a new kitchen pail contact Republic Services at  510-657-3500.

Acceptable Items

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What items can I put in the Green Organic Cart? Leftover pizza? Simply throw the pizza box (with any uneaten pizza) into the green organics cart.
  • Food scraps, raw or cooked
  • Eggs
  • Coffee grinds and tea bags
  • Food-soiled paper napkins, paper towels, paper plates and cups
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Free Stickers

To help you remember to add food scraps to your green cart, free stickers are available to place on your green organics cart. To receive a free sticker contact the City of Fremont, Environmental Services Division at 510-494-4570 or email.