You need a kitchen container to collect and transport kitchen scraps to your organics recycling cart.
You can find kitchen containers for a range of prices. You can also re-use a leak-proof container with a lid. Ice cream buckets work well.
We suggest you check the following locations to purchase a container for kitchen scraps:
- Dollar stores
- Home improvement stores
- Garden Centers
Lining your Kitchen Container
- You don’t have to line your kitchen container. However, it helps to keep it clean. You’ll also find liners make it easier to move scraps to the outdoor organics cart.
- Learn how to make a liner out of newspaper
- Watch the video here.
- Use compostable bags. Make sure they show one of the following symbols:
Plastic and biodegradable bags cannot be turned into compost. If you use one in your organics recycling cart, we won’t collect it. This is because it can neither be recycled nor taken to the landfill.
Kitchen Container Cleanliness
- Follow the suggestions we’ve made to help you keep your garbage and organics recycling carts clean.