What about animals getting into my bins?

You were already putting food scraps in your garbage, now you're just putting them in a different bin. If you secure the bin as you secured your garbage cans, there shouldn't be a problem.

If you've had issues with animals getting into your garbage bins, here are some tips to help prevent that: wrap fish and meat in newspaper, store scraps in the freezer until collection day, keep your Green Can in a secure enclosure and put it out only on the morning of collection.

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1. What is a Green Can?
2. Do I have to have a sticker?
3. Should I line my kitchen container and bin?
4. What about animals getting into my bins?
5. What if I have too much for my bin?
6. How does the processing facility process the waste?
7. Whose idea was this, how did this come about and who implemented this?
8. Can I place wood waste in my Green Can?
9. Why does the City not provide residents with bins to use as the Green Can?
10. Why should we wrap up our waste?
11. Can I put my food waste in my brown paper yard waste bags then?
12. Who is going to clean out the bins?
13. What about the garbage that gets stuck on the bottom of the bins?
14. How often will the City collect the Green Can?
15. Should I continue to use my backyard composter?
16. Who can participate in the Green Can Program?