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HRM offers up odour control tips as green bin collection continues every two weeks this summer

Due to budget considerations related to the economic impact of COVID-19, the weekly summer collection program has been suspended for 2020
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NEWS RELEASE
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY
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With warmer weather approaching, the Halifax Regional Municipality is sharing tips on how to care for and reduce odours from green carts. Due to budget considerations related to the economic impact of COVID-19, the weekly summer collection program has been suspended for 2020.

With green cart collection continuing every two weeks across the municipality, there are steps residents can take to minimize odours while continuing to use their green carts:

  • Place wet food waste in boxboard, or wrap using one sheet of newspaper
  • Line both your mini-bin and green cart with a paper bag
  • Empty your mini-bin daily and place the green cart for collection even if isn’t full
  • Food waste can be stored in the freezer until collection day
  • Store the green cart in a ventilated, shady location

The municipality will be also be offering All About Green Carts webinars from June to September. The first session on June 19, 2020 at 10 a.m. invites residents to learn about municipal composting along with tips on how to maintain their green cart at home.

The webinar will be broadcast through Microsoft Teams. Residents can click the video link to “watch on web” and enter the webcast by selecting “join anonymously”. All webinars are free for residents to participate. For more information, visit www.halifax.ca/3rsonline

For more information on green cart collection, visit the website.
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