Going Green at TBT
What are those green barrels?
This summer, you’ll start seeing green barrels alongside the trash and recycling bins in TBT’s kitchen and social hall. These are compost bins. You can throw all of your food waste in them. Starting in July, TBT’s disposable plates, cups, napkins, and utensils will all be compostable, so you’ll be able to dispose of those in the compost bins too. Bal tashchit, “do not waste,” is an important Jewish principle, and composting will help all of us abide by it.
What goes where?
For a more complete explanation of each of these categories click here to visit Bellevue’s detailed guide.
Green Barrel: Compost
Food waste, napkins, paper towels, compostable plates, cups, utensils, etc. For a complete list of compostables, see the signs on the compost barrels or visit the above link.
Blue Barrel: Recycling
Cans, bottles, plastic bags, office paper, food boxes, cardboard, non-foil wrapping paper, etc. For a complete list of recyclables, see the signs on the recycling barrels or visit the above link.
Gray Barrel: Garbage
Facial tissues, candy wrappers, foil wrapping paper, etc. For a complete list of items for the garbage, see the signs on the garbage barrels or visit the above link.