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We know that collecting food waste for composting can be… well, downright yucky. Here are some tips to keep that “yuck factor” to a minimum.

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  • Wash your kitchen compost pail regularly with soap and water. Some pails are even dishwasher safe!
  • If you’re a newspaper subscriber, consider a newspaper liner for your kitchen compost pail. See liner videos below.
  • Place meat scraps in your freezer and only put them into your green compostables cart on collection day.
  • Sprinkle both your kitchen pail and green compostables cart lightly with baking soda to absorb odors.
  • Use a hose to rinse your green compostables cart, letting any debris rinse out onto your lawn (not a storm drain).
  • Layer wet (kitchen scraps or grass clippings) and dry materials (leaves or branches) in your green compostables cart to reduce the chances of materials becoming stuck.
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Diverting food waste from landfill is extremely important, and we appreciate you doing your part to achieve Marin’s zero waste goal!

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