Bellevue single-family residents can get started food scrap recycling with a free kitchen food waste container by calling your solid waste provider, Republic Services, at 425-646-4762. Keep the mess down by using compostable bags in your container. Get a free sample from King County by taking the Compost More, Waste Less Pledge.
Items that you can put in your container, include: fruit and vegetable scraps; coffee grinds and paper filters; tea bags; meat and bones; cheese; and paper towels and napkins. Even pizza boxes can be tossed in your food and yard waste cart with the leaves and grass.