Organic Materials (the green bin)
Residential and commercial organics are processed into compost at the Pictou County Solid Waste Compost Facility. Each May, during Compost Week, a Compost Giveaway is held at the site in Mount William and, at that time, Pictou County residents can pick up 2 free bags of compost. Additional bags of compost can be purchased: $2 (Your Bag), $2.60 (Our Bag) $30 (Tonne). Dates for the Compost Giveaway can be found by entering your address on the homepage of our website.
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All Food Waste:
Bones, bread, coffee grounds, cooking oil/fat, dairy products, eggshells, fruit & vegetable peelings, meat/fish, nut shells, rice/pasta, table scraps,tea bags.
Grass, leaves, twigs, plant waste, sawdust & wood shavings .
Soiled Paper & NonRecyclable Paper: Paper hot & cold drink cups (lids/straws removed), dryer lint, flour/sugar/ potato bags (no plastic), laundry detergent boxes, paper food containers, paper plates,paper towels/napkins, pizza boxes, waxed cardboard, waxed paper, wrapping paper (no foil or cellophane)