Beginning Monday, October 3rd, Pleasant Hill residents can start recycling food scraps using the green waste cart provided to every home. The week prior to that, Republic Services will be delivering 3-gallon food pails to every household in the city. These food pails are ideal for storing food scraps in the kitchen before emptying contents into your green waste cart. The green waste and food scraps (known as ‘organics’) will be taken to a composting facility in West Contra Costa County.
In addition to the new organics recycling, residents will be able to receive up to one cubic yard of free compost per year. Republic Services and the City will notify you when this giveaway has been scheduled.