Is bagging required? What type of bags?

Your organics must be bagged before you place them in your organics cart. Acceptable bags generally include BPI-certified compostable plastic bags. Some programs also allow you to use Kraft paper bags. 

BPI-certified compostable plastic bags may be provided by your hauler, or they can be purchased at most retail stores, grocery stores, or online. If you are purchasing your own, you may want to try different brands to find what works for you - they will all perform differently. 

Check with your hauler to see what items need to be bagged for your program. Some programs allow you to put larger items like pizza boxes from delivery and paper egg cartons into your cart without being bagged.

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1. Are residents required to participate in organics recycling?
2. What can a resident do when charged an additional fee for organics but chooses not to participate in organics recycling?
3. Why does my garbage hauler automatically charge for organics service while other fees (such as yard waste) are applied only when used?
4. Which licensed garbage haulers in Maple Grove do not charge an additional fee unless residents sign up for organics service?
5. Is the reason garbage haulers are charging an additional organics fee because Hennepin County is charging garbage haulers?
6. If I choose to recycle organics for free at the Hennepin County drop-off facility in Brooklyn Park, will my garbage hauler still charge me a fee for organics recycling?
7. What are the reasons for and benefits of organics recycling?
8. Is bagging required? What type of bags?