Starting in 2022 the program will be doing outreach and research to develop multiple community organics drop sites. These sites will allow households and small users to drop off their organics recycling in convenient locations around the county.
Place a container of your choice in a convenient place for collecting organics recyclables. Line your container with a paper bag or a BPI certified compostable bag.
We are looking for Stevens County local businesses to participate by stocking these bags!
Not all bags are the same. Make sure any compostable bags used have the BPI logo. ‘Degradable’ is not the same as compostable as those bags will break down into smaller bits of plastic – which contaminates the finished compost.
Look for this BPI logo on the left to ensure packaging is fully compostable.
Look for these Stevens County Organics signs at participating stores to make sure you are using the correct bags!
When in doubt, it is best to throw items in the trash to not contaminate recycling or organics waste streams.
Want to prevent odor? Use a container with a vented lid to reduce moisture or keep your organics in the freezer!
Label your container to ensure household members and guests know where their waste should go!