A liner is not required for use in your kitchen pail however, if you do choose to use a liner you may use:
- Paper bags
- Compostable bags
Compostable bags are available at most grocery and home hardware retailers in Airdrie. Biodegradable bags are not the same as compostable bags
|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|
If you choose to use a compostable bag, ensure it has one of these symbols:
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.
Waste & Recycling