Roast Chicken: Compost & Recycle

How to compost and recycle roast chicken

– eat, share, refrigerate or freeze the meat

– remove the elastic band on the legs & trash it

– compost the fat, skin, bones, etc. If you aren’t going to freeze or use them for stock or soup.

– soap, rinse, and dry the containers. Chicken crests a very greasy pan so make sure to clean these so they don’t contaminate everything else in the recycling. Separate the parts since they’re different colors and drop them loosely in the recycling cart.

City of Austin accepts all numbers and colors of plastic to recycle in curbside recycling. If you are in an apartment, condo or elsewhere check with your local provider. Not all providers accept black plastics.

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