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Tips for Using Your Green Cart
    Reduce odours and increase cart cleanliness...

  • Wrap food waste in paper products; newsprint, boxboard (i.e. cereal box), soiled paper towel, flour, sugar or potato bags.
  • Place balled-up paper on the grate of the cart at the start of each new cycle.
  • Keep lid closed when not in use.
    In Summer...

  • Store the cart in a well ventilated, shady area.
  • Put green cart out for collection even if it's not full.
  • Dish detergent spread around the lip of the cart will deter some insects.
  • A layer of peat moss over materials in the cart will kill control flies.
  • Lime sprinkled in the cart will kill maggots (if you get them).
    If you wish:
  • Hose out the cart periodically.
  • Use soap, baking soda or ammonia to clean it.
  • Refrigerate or freeze very smelly items (i.e. seafood) until collection day.
  • Clean out your fridge on day 12 or 13 of your collection cycle, not day 2!

    In Winter...

  • Wrapping food waste in paper products and using balled up paper on the grate is very important to prevent material from freezing to the cart.
  • In snowy conditions, set the cart about six feet from the roadside.
    If you wish:
  • Put vegetable oil on the sides of the inside of the cart. It will prevent items from sticking (this is not likely necessary if materials are wrapped in paper).

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