On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, unlimited organics/yard waste and one can of garbage will be collected from single family residences in Cumberland.
Solid waste containers can be up to 77 litres in size and when filled must weigh no more than 22 kg (50lb).
What goes in your organics container:
- yard waste (see details below)
- cooked and uncooked meats, poultry and bones, fish and shellfish
- plate scrapings & food leftovers
- food-soiled paper and cardboard
- grains and pasta, including bread, cereals, pizza, pastries & rice
- dairy products, including cheese, yogurt, sour cream, butter, mayonnaise
- eggs and shells
- fruit and vegetable scraps
- coffee filters, grounds and tea bags
What stays out of your organic container:
- Plastic, even if labeled biodegradable or compostable
- Coffee cups and lids
- Meat trays or other Styrofoam
- Fruit stickers, bread clips or ties
- Metal, rubber or glass
- Diapers or baby wipes
- Pet waste or kitty litter
- Dental floss, cotton swabs or balls
- Dryer sheets or lint
- Vacuum contents or bags
- Cigarettes and butts
- Invasive plants including Himalayan Blackberry, common Morning Glory, Giant Hogweed
Each week there is unlimited collection of tree and shrub prunings, branches, leaves and grass clippings in your organics containers. Please no sod, soil, rocks or gravel.
Tree and hedge/shrub prunings and branches may be included in your organics container or can be bundled separately. Individual branch diameter cannot exceed 7.6cm (3in).
Bundles must be tied securely with jute or hemp (no nylon). Bundles cannot be longer than 90cm (36in), wider than 60cm (24in) in diameter and weigh more than 22 kg (49 pounds).
Please dispose of invasive species in your garbage and not in your organics container.
Be Bear Aware
Store your solid waste in a secure building or an animal-resistant container until the morning of collection day to help stop bears from becoming food-habituated and destroyed. Putting your garbage out the day before can lead to a minimum fine of $100.
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