Plastic, glass, and metal never goes in the compost
Store your Container Nearby
On the counter
Under the sink
Put your Food Scraps in the Green Cart
Toss your food scraps in the green cart along with your yard waste and pizza boxes
Line the bottom of the green cart with newspaper or leaves to keep it clean
Tip to Avoid Compost Smell
Put full bags in the fridge or freezer – especially for meat and fish or during hot weather.
Put compost in the green bin on pick-up day.
It is one of the easiest things you can do to combat global warming
It requires very little work and resources and creates useful new resources
Did you know that separating your waste into compost, recycling, and garbage is the law?
City, County, and State laws require Fremont residents in all types of homes including houses, apartments, condos, and townhomes to subscribe to services and sort compostables, recycling, and garbage.
Starting January 1, 2022 in California:
All residents, businesses, and other generators of organic waste must subscribe to green waste collection service and keep those items out of the trash.
Organic waste includes items such as food scraps, food-soiled paper like napkins, and plant trimmings. These items buried in the landfill emit greenhouse gases that trap too much of the sun’s heat on Earth causing global problems such as extreme weather, drought, crop failure, and habitat destruction.
In addition, certain businesses and other large organizations must donate unused edible food to food recovery organizations such as food banks, pantries, and faith-based organizations.