What kinds of paper can I put in my organics recycling?


Food soiled paper: Delivery pizza boxes, plain white paper plates (without a plastic lining - colorful designs indicate a plastic lining)*, coffee filters, paper tea bags.

Non-recyclable papers: Paper egg cartons, shredded paper, napkins, tissues, tissue paper, paper towel.

Not Accepted

Papers with a plastic lining: Paper plates with colorful decorations, paper coffee cups and drink cups (unless they are BPI Certified Compostable), frozen food boxes, ice cream containers, Chinese take-out containers, milk cartons, juice boxes, etc.

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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?