Garbage Disposal Tips

1. Disposable diapers

  • Consider cloth diapers. A diaper service can be cost-competitive to disposables - washed and delivered.
  • Bag diapers separately.
  • Use heavier gauge bags, preferably biodegradable.
  • Tightly secure bag.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on soiled diaper and in bag before tying it shut.
  • Keep waste cart lid closed at all times.

2. Other smelly items

  • Rinse raw meat and fish residue or blood off styrofoam trays or plastic bags before disposing of them. 
  • Sprinkle baking soda over smelly items before bagging them.

3. Throw less away

  • Whenever possible, choose products with less packaging, or with packaging that can be recycled. Buy in bulk when you can.
  • Whenever possible, buy and use refillable or reusable containers.
  • Try to donate or sell unwanted items rather than throwing them away. Even items that might need repair may be desired by others (e.g. parts).

4. Cart tips

  • Make sure all messy or smelly waste is securely bagged before putting it in your cart.
  • Regularly rinse out your cart with your hose or a vinagar/water solution to control odours.
     
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