Helpful Tips

Activity
Minimize
Insects
Minimize
Odours
Keep Container Clean
Deter
Animals
Line your Green Can with a kraft-type paper bag
(prevents material from sticking to bottom)
 NoNo
Yes
No
Wrap food scraps in newspaper, a paper bag or a paper towelYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Freeze meat scraps in a paper bag or a cereal box until collection dayYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Alternate layers of yard waste and food scrapsYes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sprinkle small amounts of baking soda over food scraps and yard wasteYes
Yes
No
Yes
Keep your Green Can in a shady area out of direct sunlight and keep the lid closedYes
Yes
No
No
Let grass clippings dry before placing in your Green CanNo
Yes
NoNo
Wash your Green Can container periodically with mild soap or vinegar / water solutionYes
Yes
Yes
Yes


Note: Do not line your Green Can with plastic or compostable bags!