Order your free supply of food scrap bags.
Do not use other compostable bags—the bags provided by Ramsey and Washington counties are designed specifically for this program.
Once a week or when the bag is full, tie a single knot at the top to close the bag.
Tie the top of the bag like you would tie a balloon. This type of knot is best for keeping the bag sealed.
Place your bag inside your trash cart or dumpster for collection.
- Do not put the food scrap bags inside a regular trash bag.
- Do not place them in your recycling.
- Do not place them on top of or next to your trash cart or dumpster—they should go inside.
Done! The food scraps will be composted.
After collection, the food scrap bags are separated from the trash and brought to an industrial compost facility.