In case you missed it, City Clerk Terri Cook recently gave residents a sneak peak of a new perk to composting in the "Comments" section of a Belmont Patch article.
The comment, which appeared below one of Vince Ware's latest Belmont Explorer columns, , in which he describes his love for his new family's new compost pail, stated we can now in fact use biodegradable bags in the compost pail, which are sold at a number of local stores including Costco, Whole Foods, Mollie Stones in addition to some Safeways.
And last week, RethinkWaste officially announced that compostable bags will now be accepted.
The program wasn't initially going to allow compostable bags, but after feedback from residents RethinkWaste decided to change its policy.
"We are pleased to be able to offer this expanded compost option now for residents,” RethinkWaste Executive Director Kevin McCarthy said in a statement.
McCarthy added that residents should ensure the bags they are buying are actually compostable.
“We ask residents to remain cautious about accepting claims that all plastic bags are ‘compostable’ and make sure they check for the BPI label,” he said in the statement.