Eliminating the “Yuck Factor” in Composting

Solutions to help tenants transport food scraps and reduce unwanted odors - Written by Karen Stern - Posted Nov 10, 2015

Eliminating the “Yuck Factor” in Composting

Do your residents complain that food scraps recycling is messy or stinky? It doesn’t have to be. Oakland residents have been setting aside food scraps for weekly composting collection since 2005. Here are a few tips from the field to help you and your residents create a successful compost collection program at your building. Paper is the first line of defense against odors. It is a compostable and absorbent material that can help to reduce odor in the kitchen pail or green cart. Many paper products are readily available in the home for reuse...

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