best green bin liner? Plastic compostable or paper?
looking for something budget friendly as well.
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Maybe in the city of Toronto proper, but in (most of?) the rest of the GTA, compostable bags are part of the green bin program and are processed along with the food waste itself.
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Liner bags that are 100 percent compostable are made from all natural products that will completely break down and become part of the finished compost. Look for liner bags that are marked with logos showing that they are certified compostable bags.
The use of 100 per cent certified compostable liner bags, paper food waste bags, or food waste wrapped in newspaper is the way Durham Region produces top-quality compost.
Liner bags advertised as biodegradable or oxo biodegradable are not compostable. Plastic does not completely break down, making it very costly and inefficient to separate and remove it from compostable material. Green bins lined with unacceptable liner bags including plastic grocery bags will not be collected.
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May 2nd, 2017 4:35 pm
Freeze bones and meat till green bin pickup day. Otherwise, as you have disciovered, you get maggots. That's nature doing its thing.redsilk wrote: ↑May 1st, 2017 11:04 pmHi,
I would love to line both compost bins if possible. I'm new to this composting . What do you guys do when the large compost bin (the outside one) gets all sorts of old rotting food stuck all over the inside of it. After the city collects it, it still has lots of stuff in it, and it stinks. I can't imagine what summer would be like. Last year we had so much maggots everywhere, in and outside the compost. They were crawling towards my garage!!! What do u guys do to control this smell , maggots and plain old rotting food?!?!
May 12th, 2017 10:32 am