How does the food scrap/organics program work?

The City’s garbage and recycling program offers the ability to recycle food scraps in with your yard waste from the first full week of April through the second full week in December. Each container or biodegradable bag can be a maximum of 35 gallons in size and 50 pounds in weight and must have one garbage/yard waste sticker attached in order to be collected. Grass clippings, brush, leaves, plant material and weeds are considered yard waste. Food scraps include fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, breads, grains, pasta, cereal, meat, poultry and seafood. Yard waste or food scraps stacked on top of a container will not be collected.

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1. How does Lakeshore know how often to charge my account?
2. What types of items require a sticker in order to be collected?
3. What about large pieces of garbage? Can I put these out at the curb?
4. Can I still use old stickers from previous garbage haulers?
5. How does the food scrap/organics program work?
6. Will Lakeshore Recycling Systems pick up Christmas trees?
7. How do I pay for garbage/recycling service?
8. Where can I buy stickers for yard waste, organics, electronics or bulk items?