Options for lining your kitchen pail or green cart include:
- Compostable bag
- Paper bag
If using a compostable bag, it must have one of these symbols:
Compostable bags are available at most grocery, hardware and pet retailers in Airdrie.
|Compostable bags||Biodegradable or oxo-biodegradable bags|
|Made from a food by-product such as corn starch and break down into compost||Are made from plastic|
|Are usually opaque and feel softer than plastic bags||Plastic bags prevent the flow of air, which is required during the composting process|
|Guaranteed to completely break down during the composting process||Break apart into small plastic pieces, which do not completely decompose|
|Have a certified compostable logo||Diminishes the quality of the finished compost|
Acceptable Compostable Bag Options (not limited to these):
Acceptable pet waste includes pet feces, cat litter and bedding for pets such as hamsters, guinea pigs etc. Pet waste will be accepted either loose or within a certified compostable or paper bag.
Pet waste will not be accepted in organics receptacles in city parks.
- Winter green cart tips (pdf)
- Don't get stuck (pdf)
- What Goes Where Reference Sheet (pdf)
- Quick Guide to Recycling (pdf)
- COVID-19 Waste Tips (pdf)
Waste & Recycling