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Summer Cart

Put your cart out every collection. Food waste will spend less time breaking down, which decreases odour and attracts fewer critters.

Line your cart. Use a paper leaf and yard waste bag to seal in odours and keep flies away from food waste. Roll the bag shut. You can also line it with cardboard or layer food scraps with leaves or grass clippings.

Contain it. Wrap meat and bones in newspaper. Put wet or oily foods in cereal boxes and put them in the cart.

Keep your cart cool. Store your cart in the shade to slow the break down of food waste.

Clean out your fridge the day before collection. Food waste will have less time to break down, which can cause odour. 

Friendly Reminder: Plastic-type compostable, biodegradable and oxo-biodegradable bags are no longer accepted in the green cart.

Questions? Call (902) 543-2991 or visit www.communityrecycling.ca.