FOOD WASTE (due to HURRICANE/POWER OUTAGES) Posted on: 2019-09-12
UPDATED Sept. 12 at 10 a.m.
Here are the guidelines for the disposal of food waste as a result of power outages due to Hurricane Dorian:
The preferred method is to sort food waste into the compost cart. Place packaging into the appropriate stream (into waste or recyclables).
Please keep in mind that the maximum weight for compost carts is 220 lb. Up to TWO additional open, rigid containers may be placed beside the compost cart, and these each must weigh no more than 50 lb.
NOTE: If your food products have spoiled beyond the ability to sort, they may be placed unsorted into the waste cart, or in open rigid containers beside the waste cart. The same weight guidelines apply (220 maximum for cart, and 50 lb each for up to two additional rigid containers.)
Residential customers may also bring food waste to any Waste Watch Drop-Off Center where disposal fees will be waived for both sorted and non-sorted food waste until September 21. Please make every effort to sort properly, but we do understand that under these circumstances this may not be possible.
The preferred method is to sort food waste into your compost carts or dumpsters and to place packaging into the proper waste or recyclable stream. If your food products have spoiled beyond the ability to sort, unsorted products may be placed in your waste stream.
Business customers may transport food waste (sorted or not) to any Waste Watch Drop-Off Center. A tippage fee will be applied, based on weight, however, businesses will not be subject to the Mixed Waste Fee for unsorted food material resulting from the storm and subsequent power outages. Please note that mixed food waste will only be accepted without surcharging until September 21 to allow businesses ample time to handle food wastes.