How do I separate my food waste?

How you separate and collect your food waste is up to you! You can collect your food waste in a small container (pail with a lid or tupperware) in your kitchen and store it on your countertop or under your sink.  You can also store your food waste in a bag in your freezer, which can help avoid odors for certain foods that are not meant to be left at room temperature.   

Most residents with a yard waste cart have already received their food waste pails which were provided courtesy of E.J. Harrison & Sons as of January 2022. Residents without a yard waste cart will receive their free pail when their complex or property is provided with food waste collection service by E.J. Harrison & Sons.  

However you choose to separate and collect it, food waste must be placed in a bag of your choice, secured by tying or folding down, and placed into the correct cart. Residents with a yard waste cart, should place bagged food waste in the yard waste cart. Residents without a yard waste cart, should place bagged food waste in the designated food waste recycling container, when directed by their property manager or E.J. Harrison & Sons. 

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1. What laws require food waste recycling?
2. What is food waste?
3. What is organic waste?
4. How do I separate my food waste?
5. Can I place my food waste directly in my yard waste container without bagging it?
6. Why do we need to bag food waste?
7. Do the bags have to be made of plastic?
8. What happens to the bag of food waste after it's collected?
9. Can I add compostable materials, like compostable plates, cups, utensils and napkins, to my yard waste bin?
10. Will separating food waste cause odor or pests?
11. Do I have to participate if I already have a backyard compost bin at home?
12. How does this program prevent methane emissions?
13. Can I put my new kitchen pail on the curb?
14. What happens if I don’t participate in the program?