Hello Capital City Composter,

Thank you for signing up with FoodScraps360! We congratulate you on your efforts to reduce waste and maintain a healthy, happy Earth. You are joining a coalition of Capital Region Composters who work to reduce greenhouse gases, eliminate food waste and avoid landfills. Please use this guide as a reference to fill your buckets with compostable materials.

If you have any questions about the process or about a specific item, feel free to reach out. We are always here to help. Together, we can build sustainable communities and close the loop. Thank you for all that you do, we could not create change without your dedication.

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                                       Sonia, Steve, and the FoodScraps360 team
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Welcome to the FoodScraps360 community!

 
Composting 101

Line the bucket
     We provide newspaper and line the bottom of the bin. By crumpling the paper, we create air pockets that aid in reducing moisture in the bin.
 
Open paper bag
     Each bag can hold 5.2 gallons of compostable material. If you run find yourself running out of space, it may be time to add another bucket to your account.
 
Place bag into the bucket, making sure to fully open all sides
     Folds in the bag greatly reduce the capacity of our bags. To maximize space, run your hand alongside the sides and bottom of the bin, helping form the bag to the bucket.
 
Fold top edges of bag over to allow for easy and clean food scrap collection
     Food dropped out of the bag and into the bucket reduces cleanliness and efficiency in our operation.
 
Leave bucket out for collection the night before.
     The collection begins at 5 am, ensure collection by keeping the bin visible from the road and 5 feet away from the curb. We will work with you to determine the best location.
  


Advanced Composting

 ~ Extra newspaper inside the bag as well as in the bucket will reduce moisture content.
  
 ~ Meats and cheeses should be added last, preferably the night before collection, to reduce the potential for smells.
   
~ Clean buckets translate to a smooth compost adventure. Please ensure all food is contained within the paper bags.