• 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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