Many municipalities require the collection of kitchen compostable scraps to be separated from recycling and trash. It is important to find a place inside or outside the home where this can be stored safely in between pickups, without adding odours to your home or attracting pests and insects.


  • Regularly empty out your kitchen garbage, recycling, and compost.
  • Sprinkle baking soda on the bottom of the garbage or compost can to limit odours. You can also sprinkle again after a new bag has been put in.
  • Find a space such as a locked shed or garage to store items in between collection that does not bring unpleasant odours back into the home.

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Page Last Updated: 18/06/2018