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Sandcastle‘s zero waste initative is one that the Community Advisory Committee was excited about and so are we! Let’s all do our part to help Courtney out, she’d much rather be taking your order than sorting your trash.

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You’re done eating, now comes the time to clean up. What goes where? There are signs to help, but it’s easiest to remember cans and bottles go in the blue recycling bins; frozen treat wrappers go in the trash; metal baskets, knives, forks and spoons go in the tubs on the wooden racks and EVERYTHING else goes in the organic waste bins.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My cup looks like it’s plastic, doesn’t it go in the recycling? Nope! The cups, lids and straws are all made out of corn starch, which allows them to be composted.

I can’t compost meat or anything with oils on it at home, shouldn’t the food scraps and soiled paper go in the trash? Nope! Industrial composting can handle meats, oils and anything else organic in composition. This means that frozen treat sticks are also compostable.

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Everything pictured on this tray is compostable.

Are there any grab and go items that have compostable wrappers? Yes! The wrapper on your monkey bar? Biodegradable!

I know the green bins at Sandcastle are for organic waste, is that true of all the green bins in the park? Unfortunately, no. Only the green bins at Sandcastle (in the fenced area) are used to collect organic waste for composting.

Wondering about something else, or you’ve already asked the staff at Sandcastle, and want to share your knowledge? Submit questions and knowledge here:

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