- August 29 2017
Attention, attention Hamilton! While you are using your green bins daily… Clean them out too! Clean your green/compost bins to maintain a clean and safe community, as well as to get rid of smells that will attract insects and animals around your area.
Follow these tips below to keep up with your cleaning:
Green Bin Tips
- Line it with flyers, a couple sheets of newspaper or yard waste paper bags to keep it clean.
- Put it out every week so food doesn’t sit in your bin too long and attract bugs and animals.
- Rinse it weekly to get rid of smells.
- Keep it away from fences and deck railings so that animals can’t get into it.
- Keep it in a cool, shaded spot in the summer so that it doesn’t get too hot and smelly.
- Do not put any plastic, glass or metal in your green bin.
- Do not use plastic bags.
- Do not put diapers, pet waste (including cat litter) or sanitary products in your green bin.
- Paper coffee cups and waxed paper coffee cups go in your green bin, not in your blue box. They can be used to hold cooking grease or kitchen sink guck before you put these things in your green bin.
Green bin storage
- Almost half of household waste is organic, so keep your mini bin handy.
- Find a new spot for your garbage pail so that you have to think before you throw something away – ask yourself, “Can this be composted?”
- Your green bin should be stored in a location that is convenient.
- Avoid storing it in direct sunlight.
- Good storage spots include inside or along the side of your garage or outside your home, possibly your back yard.
- You can even switch the location of your garbage can with your green bin.
- Now that you have removed the organic material from your garbage can, it can sit outside untouched by animals.
Click here to view more details on mini green bins.