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  Richmond Food Scrap Collection Program: Q&A Sessions and Free Food Scrap Pails
July 3, 2010

Residential Food Scrap Collection & Composting Program – Begins July 1st!
Starting July 1st, Richmond residents can put food and food-soiled paper in the green cart along with yard trimmings. These items will be taken to a compost facility instead of to a landfill, reducing waste and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. As a resident, you may also be able to save on your garbage bill by participating in the program!

Q&A Session
Attend a Q&A Session! Learn more about:

  1. Materials that can now go into the green cart
  2. Tips for keeping your cart odor-free/pleasant
  3. Benefits of the program

Wednesday, July 7th, 5:30-6:30 PM
Community Services Building
440 Civic Center Plaza
Multi-Purpose Room (located in basement)

Tuesday, July 20th, 5:30-6:30 PM
City Hall
450 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond Room (First Floor)

Kitchen Food Scrap Pails
Use a food scrap pail to collect food scraps in the kitchen, then empty contents into the green cart for collection. Available while supplies last! Pick one up at a one of the Q&A Sessions or at a Distribution Event. Remember to bring proof of residence.

More Info
Look out for a brochure and cart label – to be distributed to Richmond residents over the next few weeks! Find out more about the program at www.richmondenvironment.org.


Jennifer Ly
Sustainability Associate
City of Richmond
(510) 621-1554
(510) 620-6542 (f)