Food waste in your green cart may freeze in winter, preventing the waste hauler from emptying it. Here are a few tips to keep scraps from sticking to the sides and bottom of your cart:
Put your cart out every green cart collection -- even when it isn't full. This will leave space if your cart can't be emptied next time due to contents freezing.
Strain liquid from foods before putting them in your cart.
Wrap wet foods in newspaper or stick them in a cereal box.
Line your cart with a paper leaf and yard waste bag.
Line the bottom of your cart with balls of newspaper or a bit of cardboard.
Alternate layers of food waste with sawdust or dry leaves.
Important: check stove ashes thoroughly before putting in your cart. Allow ashes to cool three weeks, stir and check. Hot ashes can cause fires! Cool ashes may also be sprinkled on your garden.
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