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C

Cellulosic Material

is material that is made from Cellulose. Cellulose is a polysaccharide consisting of long unbranched chains of linked glucose units: the main constituent of plant cell walls and used in the making of paper, rayon, film and compostable material.

CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)

CNG fuel offers many environmental benefits, reduces carbon monoxide for emissions and produces less carbon dioxide.  Natural gas under pressure which remains clear, odorless, and non-corrosive

Co-Collection

the means of gathering or collecting more than one item together and loading them in a vehicle to be transported to a processing, transfer station or disposal site.

Collection

the process of picking up material from residents, businesses, or a collection point, loading them into a vehicle, and transporting them to a processing, transfer, or disposal site.

Compost

collecting organic waste, such as food scraps and yard trimmings and processing it in conditions designed to break down naturally. Also called humus, it is a soil conditioner.

Compostable

mixture of organic residues that break down into nutrient rich compost

Compostable Mulch Film

Compostable mulch film is a natural biodegradable and compostable plastic that biodegrades in soil without leaving any harmful residue. Temperature, humidity and microorganisms in the soil will turn Organix A.G. Film into biomass, water and carbon dioxide.

Composting

the process of biological decomposition of solid wastes under controlled conditions resulting in compost. Controlled conditions include but are not limited to grinding, shredding, piling, physical turning, aerating, adding moisture, or other processing of solid wastes.

Containments (organic recycling)

Styrofoam, metals and plastics

Curbside Collection

collection of compostable, recyclables or trash at the edge of a sidewalk in front of a residence.