Can I use compostable bags?

Yes! Compostable bags are acceptable in the organics collection program.

Compostable bags must meet the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) standards. These bags can be found at Costco, Whole Foods, Mollie Stones, Safeway, CVS and Walgreens, among other stores. Find a full list of approved bags on the Biodegradable Products Institute’s website.

Of course, you don’t have to use compostable bags. You can continue to use newspaper, paper bags or paper towels to line your pails and organics cart.