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Green Living Vancouver Residential Food Scraps Collection

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by milquetoast, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    How is the program going for others? We started to separate our food scraps and it's going quite well. The food bin has gotten kind of nasty, but it helps that we're allowed to use a paper bag or newspaper as a liner.

    Just a reminder that the city has a survey and an open dialogue blog:

    Here are some of the items that are currently allowed:
    # Uncooked fruits and vegetables
    # Eggshells
    # Coffee grounds and along with coffee filters
    # Teabags
    # Newspaper or brown paper that's used as a bin liner

    Here are some tips to minimize odours, insects and pests when collecting collectable scraps:
    # Sprinkle with baking soda
    # Line or wrap food scraps with newspaper or a paper bag (these can be put into the yard trimmings too!)
    # Empty it out and wash it regularly
    # Keep a lid on when not in use

  2. ehw

    ehw New Member

    We really like this because we don't have a compost (I'm really leary of mice and rats gnawing their way into a compost bin and living in there, like I've heard has happened to several friends), so it's a great way to get rid of our fruit/veggie scraps in way that's good for the environment. Can't wait for the 2nd phase to kick in so everything can go into the bin!
  3. milquetoast

    milquetoast Senior Member

    For some reason they stopped emptying our Yard Trimmings bin, we had to stop collecting food scraps because it got mouldy and smelled.

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