The City purchased kitchen food scrap pails for customers to use for collecting food scraps inside their homes and then emptying the scraps into the organics cart. Each kitchen pail has a flier inside with detailed information about what can go in the organics cart.
Kitchen food scrap pails were delivered to the doorstep of each single-family residence and to the managers of apartment properties in 2016.
To make collection easier, line your pail with newspaper, junk mail or a compostable bag. The vented lid helps prevent odors while you are collecting food scraps, but after emptying, it's a good idea to wash out your pail (the kitchen pails are dishwasher safe). Spray with vinegar or sprinkle with baking soda to control odors when necessary
If you did not receive a pail, or you would like an extra one, you can pick one up at the Public Works Department Admin Building, 1717 5th Street, while supplies last.
If you live in an apartment and did not receive a kitchen pail, please contact your manager--they may have your pail. If they do not have pail, you can pick one up at the Public Works Department Admin Building, 1717 5th Street, while supplies last.