Compostable Bags

Compost

Updated on August 27, 2019

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Instructions

Make sure that the bags are labeled BPI "compostable." If labeled "biodegradable","bioplastic", or anything else, put them in the gray cart (landfill).

Alternatives

Not using a bag is best. However, you can use a paper bag or newspaper to line your kitchen compost bin if you want a barrier. The soiled paper can then go directly into the compost as well.

Facts

In general, "Biodegradable" waste products have a one year or longer breakdown requirement and are intended for deposit in landfill settings, while compostable waste products have a weekly to monthly breakdown requirement and are intended for deposit in compost facilities.

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