What happens to the food scraps we put out for collection?

Public Works picks up your compostables on Wednesdays and takes them to Kitchen Harvest's on-farm composting site at Linvilla Orchards, just 3.5 miles from Media Borough, where they turn it into compost.  Nature does most of the work, but they carefully monitor its progress and turn it in as needed.  The finished, screened bulk compost is spread at Linvilla and sold to local residents, businesses and schools.  Kitchen Harvest has a video of their process on the Kitchen Harvest website, and find more information on the Kitchen Harvest Facebook page.

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1. What happens to the food scraps we put out for collection?
2. Does the pickup take the whole bucket and leave a new one? Or do they empty it into the truck on-site and we get back a dirty bucket? Should we line our bucket or what?
3. Yesterday I was surprised that my bucket was already empty at 8 am - does Public Works start really early in the morning or is someone stealing my compost?
4. Can Public Works scrape out the food scraps that stick to the bottom of the compost bucket?
5. Should we purchase a screw top lid to make it more accessible?
6. Our lid was eaten by squirrels; how can I get a screw top lid?
7. If I miss a pickup can Public Works pick up the excess food scraps the following week?
8. Can Public Works pick up yard waste that I leave next to the yellow bucket?
9. How do I keep flies and bugs out of my compost bucket?