Got any tips for using my green cart?
• Line the bottom and sides of your organics cart with cardboard or newspaper. After 30 cm (12”) of wet organics (food waste, leaves), add some dry organics (crumpled newspaper, pizza boxes) then alternate layers between wet waste and dry waste. This prevents odour and reduces the possibility of organics freezing to the cart when the temperature drops.
• Avoid packing contents of the cart down. Organic materials may become stuck in the cart and the truck may not be able to fully empty it.
• Wrap wet or smelly organics in boxes from cereal or crackers, paper bags or newspaper to help prevent them from freezing to the cart.

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1. What type of bags am I allowed to put in the organics cart?
2. What happens to my organics after they’re collected?
3. What organic material is accepted?
4. What kind of bags should I use for pet waste?
5. What’s the easiest way to get food scraps from my kitchen to my green bin?
6. What's the best way to use my kitchen catcher?
7. Can I use a bag in my kitchen catcher?
8. What if my kitchen catcher starts to smell?
9. Got any tips for using my green cart?
10. What if my green cart starts to smell?
11. Is there any material NOT accepted in my green cart?
12. I already use a backyard composter. Can I still use it?
13. Can I dispose of my organic waste in my in-sink garbage disposal instead of using the cart?