Food Scrap Program

Food waste 4Geneva residents now have the option to dispose of their food scraps as part of LRS' waste program with the City.

Permitted items should be mixed with traditional yard waste materials such as grass, leaves and branches in either a brown Kraft yard waste bag (with garbage sticker attached) or a Lakeshore Recycling yard waste cart that carries a monthly subscription fee.

The combined yard waste and food scraps will be delivered to an approved and permitted commercial compost processing facility.

Accepted Items

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Halloween pumpkins
  • Dairy and eggs, including shells, but no liquids
  • Breads, grains, pasta & cereal
  • Coffee grounds and filters
  • Teabags
  • Paper products, including paper towels, napkins and tissues

Prohibited Items

  • Meat, poultry and seafood
  • Bones and shells
  • Fats, grease, oil and liquids
  • Packaging
  • Paper plates and utensils
  • Plastic, styrofoam, glass, metal
  • Diapers
  • Pet waste

Yard Waste Program

Learn more about LRS' yard waste program.