How do I tie or secure my bags?

BPI Certified compostable bags can be tied off with a knot at the top or can be tied with twine or 100% cotton string or yarn. Brown paper bags can be rolled tightly to seal the top of the bag, tied with twine or biodegradable string, or sealed with small amounts of paper masking tape.

Please Note: Be cautious when using yarn - many yarns contain synthetic materials. Twist ties are not accepted because they contain a metal component.

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1. Where can I get more compostable bags?
2. How do I tie or secure my bags?
3. Does all of my organics recycling material need to be bagged?
4. Why are my compostable bags leaking?
5. Won't the organics collected in my home smell?
6. What is the Anoka County Organics Recycling Program?
7. Can I put paper towel or cotton balls with cleaning product in my organics recycling?
8. What kinds of paper can I put in my organics recycling?
9. Can I put fast food wrappers in my organics recycling?
10. What happens to my organics material after I drop it off?