Trash Talk

With Chamber Member Teresa Montgomery, Sustainable Programs Manager, South San Francisco Scavenger Company,

Q: Can I put used tissues and disinfectant wipes in my green cart??
A: Please securely bag those items along with baby wipes and other garbage. Place in your gray cart. Please do not flush wipes down the toilet. Even if they say “flushable” our sewer system cannot handle them.
Q: Can I put plastic utensils and takeout containers in the recycling?
A: Empty plastic food containers can go under the blue lid of your recycling cart. Plastic utensils belong in the garbage unless they are certified compostable—in which case they can go in your green cart. Please avoid single-use disposables. Durable, washable options of still best!
Other questions? Please ask them on Facebook @ssfscavenger or email