What if my green cart starts to smell?
There are a few ways you can prevent smells:
• Sprinkle in some baking soda or powdered detergent (without bleach)
• Swish some vinegar in the bottom
• Line with a single piece of newspaper/cardboard
• Rinse the cart regularly during summer months with a water/vinegar mix
• Store in a cool place out of the sun
• Wrap food scraps in a paper towel, newspaper, paper bag or box. In summer, you can also keep material frozen until organics collection day
• Grass: leave it on the lawn or cut it just a day or two before organics collection day
• Put your green cart out on its proper collection day even if you only have a small amount

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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?