Are you using the right bag?
Make sure you are using Certified compostable bags for your organics.
Look for the logo! Acceptable compostable bags will have the logo on the packaging (see below for a picture).
In order to prevent materials from sticking, you may line your green catcher with a paper bag or compostable bag. This is entirely optional. However, if you wish to line your green catcher with a bag, it must be a paper or certified compostable bag. You can also use newspaper to line your green catcher.
Certified compostable bags can be purchased at most grocery or home hardware stores. Quantity and availability of bags may vary by store.
Compostable versus biodegradable
Acceptable compostable bags:
are made from a food by-product such as corn starch and break down into compost
are usually opaque and feel softer than than plastic bags
have a certified compostable logo. Always check for the logo.
are made with plastic that breaks down into small pieces but does not decompose
contaminate the final compost, making the whole batch un-usable
can be used for waste in the black waste cart, but not the green organics cart