If you live in Everett, you can now add food scraps to your yard waste container. Rubatino, the major trash service provider in the city, has added the service to their pickups.
I love this. During the winter months, Rubatino used to pick up the yard waste only once a month, the service is now weekly. For gardeners who are on top of things and clean up the garden right away at the end up the season, once a month is no problem. I am not that gardener.
Also, I already have a compost bin that a lot of my food goes in. A lot of experimenting, though, has shown somethings just don’t do well in our worm bin. Avocado skins and pits for example, take ages to break down and corn cobs don’t do so well, either. From now on, all that stuff will be going in the yard waste bin. I’m glad it’ll be turned into compost, rather than landfill fodder.