How should I collect food scraps in my kitchen?
  1. Find a container (preferably with a lid) to keep on your kitchen countertop or near your kitchen sink to collect food scraps. 
  2. Collect all food scraps in a container in your kitchen and empty it as needed into your green organics cart. Do not use any type of bag.
  3. Add yard waste, if any, and put the cart out on the curb every week on the same day as your gray garbage cart, even if it is not full, to prevent any odors.

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1. Why are we collecting food scraps now?
2. Do we have to pay for the new organic/food scrap service?
3. How will we be receiving our green carts and when will we start putting our food and yard waste in the green bin?
4. I have a green yard waste bin — can I start putting food scraps in it now?
5. How often will my green organics cart be picked up?
6. What types of food scraps are accepted in my green organics bin?
7. What can't I put in my green organics bin?
8. What happens to my food scraps and yard waste after they are collected?
9. Can I bag my organics before putting them in the bin?
10. Do I need to wash my outdoor cart?
11. How should I collect food scraps in my kitchen?
12. How do I keep smells and animals away from my cart?
13. What if my green organics cart breaks or does not close?
14. Whom can I contact if I have additional questions?