Will the organics container smell?

Organics won't smell any more than your garbage does. You are simply moving the organics from the garbage cart to the organics cart.

Help prevent odors by using a collection container with a vented lid. Food waste decomposes and creates odors more quickly when access to oxygen is cut off. You can purchase a pre-made kitchen pail with a vented lid (with or without a carbon filter), or you can make one using an ice cream pail or other container.

Consider collecting your "wet" organics (food scraps, meat trimmings, etc.) in a large yogurt or cottage cheese container or ice cream pail and keep the container in your refrigerator or freezer. Dump the wet organics into a compostable bag and place the bag in the organics cart the night before your collection day.

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1. What is organics recycling?
2. Who must offer organics recycling?
3. What is the frequency / day of collection?
4. How do I sign up for organics recycling?
5. Who pays for organics recycling?
6. Who determines the fee?
7. Why can't a fee be charged to only those who participate?
8. Do I also get charged fees for bags or carts?
9. Who provides bags or carts?
10. What bags should be used for organics recycling?
11. Will the organics container smell?
12. Where does the organics material go?
13. Are there rebates or reimbursement for participating?