Town Square

Post a New Topic

Composting in Palo Alto

Original post made by Helen, Palo Verde, on Jan 4, 2014

I recently started collecting food scraps in a compostable bags and was hoping the bags will be taken away with our yard waste to be composted. I was told by the people collecting yard waste that they do not accept these bags. Since I don't do self composting, I don't know what to do with these bags, except to put them in regular trash, which makes it very earth un-friendly. When I checked the city web site, I found out we are supposed to drop these off in Sunnyvale, which is completely out of my way and means driving more to get there. I wonder why City of Palo Alto does not collect compostable waste? A friend of mine who lives in Los Altos regularly put food scraps in yard waste to be collected. Why cannot we do it here in Palo Alto?

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


To post your comment, please click here to Log in

Remember me?
Forgot Password?
or register. This topic is only for those who have signed up to participate by providing their email address and establishing a screen name.

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 8 comments | 3,665 views

Politics: Empty appeals to "innovation"
By Douglas Moran | 13 comments | 1,558 views

A Surprise!
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,466 views

Marriage Underachievers
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,441 views

It's Dog-O-Ween this Saturday!
By Cathy Kirkman | 2 comments | 702 views