Food Scraps Now Go In The Green Cart! butterfly

Published: Jan 20, 2022
Now, Monterey County residents can put food scraps in the green curbside cart with yard waste reducing production of methane, a greenhouse gas 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide and they end up as valuable compost instead! Contact your disposal service provider for more info.

Nearly all kinds of food scraps except liquids and raw meat can go into the green cart for curbside pickup:
  • Cooked meat, fish, bones, and shells 
  • Cheese and other solid dairy products 
  • Bread, pasta, pastry, and other grains 
  • Coffee grounds 
  • Fruits and vegetables
Pacific Grove Residents - pick up your FREE kitchen counter food scraps bin at the Public Works Yard (2100 Sunset Dr), every Monday & Tuesday between 1- 3 pm OR at the Library every Saturday between 10am - 5pm. 

Learn more about the SB1383 Legislation, what can be composted, and the benefits of this change in the informational links below: