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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Curbside Food Scrap Collection

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Collections begin Tuesday, November 15, 2022 for those that enrolled before November 7. Late enrollees will start bi-monthly.

The City is offering a new program to divert organic materials, that are not waste, out of our landfill. 

According to the EPA, nearly 24% of trash that is collected contains food scraps that can be composted. Diverting food scraps from the trash will reduce harmful greenhouse gases emitted from organic decomposition in landfills, which contributes to climate change.

  • Food scrap collection will become a component of curbside service for City residents; residents must opt-in to participate
  • There will not be a fee for collection, but residents must contribute 50% of cost for collection container - all material must be placed in a cost-share container purchased through the City. Resident’s price for 12-gallon cart is $13.00; 5-gallon bucket is $9.00; and kitchen caddy is $5.00. Participants of the drop-off program can continue to use their city-supplied 5-gallon buckets. No personal containers allowed.
  • Food scraps must be put in compostable bags, before placing in collection container - no plastic bags allowed.
  • Stay tuned to the City’s website and social media for updates.

How Do I Sign Up?

Residents can sign up online and choose container(s). Participants are required to select either a 12-gallon wheeled cart, or a 5-gallon bucket. You can also choose to purchase a small kitchen pail to store food scraps inside your home. Must use only compostable bags, and place only accepted items in the container. 

City of College Park residents may sign up for the service online and purchase containers on our website or in person at the Department of Public Works

Be sure to fill out and submit the application form and purchase the required containers in order to participate.

Sign Up Here
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