Why does green waste have to be in a clear bag?

The City recycles green waste into mulch, and clear bags allow the contractor to be sure that your green waste isn’t contaminated with trash. Clear bags are also required during emergency events for the City to be eligible for federal reimbursement! 

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1. Are my service days changing?
2. Why are my service days changing?
3. Why are these changes happening if we haven’t changed vendor?
4. How was the vendor selected?
5. How was the Solid Waste Task Force involved with the new contract?
6. Why was the same vendor selected versus someone else?
7. When will final implementation take place?
8. What about Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?
9. What service levels are included in the new contract?
10. Who do I contact if I have missed trash?
11. What counts as a “personal container” for green waste?
12. What if I don’t put green waste in a clear bag?
13. Why does green waste have to be in a clear bag?
14. When is my bulky waste day?
15. How do I request bulky waste?
16. Who do I call to report a solid waste violation?