Recommendations For Reducing Odors
• Avoid overstuffing the kitchen pail.
• Be sure to empty the pail contents every few days.
• Rinse the pail with soap and water after its emptied, then let it air dry. It is helpful to lightly sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the pail to absorb odors.
• Freeze spoiled and smelly food (e.g., meat, bones, and dairy) to prevent odors. Only add these items to your pail right before emptying it into the outside container.
What Goes in the Kitchen Pail?
Acceptable organics materials that can be added to your kitchen pail includes food scraps and food-soiled paper (100% fiber-based). For a full list, short video, and more at-home organics recycling tips, visit AthensServices.com/Food.