Fremont, CA Food Scrap Recycling
Food scraps and food -soiled paper products make up the largest percentage of our garbage in Fremont. In fact, about 20% of what we throw away is food waste, and it does not need to go to a landfill. We need to find alternate ways to reduce waste and recycle more. By participating in the food scrap recycling program, your food scraps become compost, a valuable resource, not a waste.
Why should I recycle food scraps?
- Reduce the amount of garbage going to a landfill.
- Food scraps are made into compost and given out to residents free at the annual Compost Giveaway event.
- Cuts down on wear and tear on your garbage disposal.
- Reduces landfill emissions that contribute to climate change.
How do I recycle food scraps?
- Line your kitchen pail with a paper bag, newspaper, or compostable liner to help keep it clean.
- Scrape your dinner plate into your lined kitchen pail, not the garbage.
- Empty the kitchen pail, including liner, into your green cart.
Please put in following items in the green cart:
All Food Scraps
- Fruit, vegetables, and peelings
- Coffee grounds, filters, and tea bags
- Leftover foods (cooked raw)
- Meat and bones
- Bread, pasta, and rice
- Paper towels and napkins
- Paper plates and cups
- Paper egg cartons
- Milk, ice cream, and juice cartons
- Pizza boxes with or without pizza
More food scraps recycling info:
- Using the kitchen pail is not required. You can collect your food scraps in paper milk, juice, or ice cream cartons, paper take-our containers, or any other paper container that is convenient for you.
- Just add the food scraps directly into your green cart.
- If you are concerned about the mess or possibility of bugs, try lining the kitchen pail and emptying it often to keep the pail neat and clean.