Helpful Tips

  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)
     
Wrap food scraps in newspaper, a paper bag or a paper towel
Freeze meat scraps in a paper bag or a cereal box until collection day
Alternate layers of yard waste and food scraps
Sprinkle small amounts of baking soda over food scraps & yard waste  
Keep your Green Can in a shady area out of direct sunlight & keep the lid closed    
Let grass clippings dry before placing in your Green Can      
Wash your Green Can container periodically with mild soap or vinegar/water solution
Note: Do not line your Green Can with plastic or compostable bags!