Food scraps have always been collected every week in the trash cart. However, now that we have an organics program, the only thing that has changed is that we need to put the food scraps into a different cart! Please continue to bag up your food scraps to limit odors.
Rinse your food scrap pail with lemon juice, vinegar or baking soda to reduce odors and keep fruit flies away.
Rinse your organics cart with a garden hose from time to time, especially if you don’t bag or box up your food scraps. Pour the waste water onto landscaping. Do NOT pour wastewater onto the driveway, sidewalk, or street where it can enter the stormdrain and pollute local waterways.
To reduce odors, keep meat or fish scraps in the freezer until collection day.
Keep the lid to your food scrap pail and organics cart closed.
Compostable "plastic" bags are available to purchase at most stores that sell regular plastic garbage bags. Look for bags labeled "BPI Certified Compostable." The kitchen food scrap pails can be lined with 3 gallon-sized compostable bags. Paper bags are also compostable and can be used to line indoor organics pails.
Businesses can contact their suppliers to order large compostable bags to line indoor organics collection bins. Extra large compostable liners are also available that can line the entire organics cart.