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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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?!?!
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Assuming you're not spamming us with your own product, what does this have to do with helping the environment, and being Green? You should not have much garbage at all if you recycle and use your green bin properly.Mrjason wrote: ↑Aug 12th, 2018 9:02 pmI used to have the problem most of you did, the plastic shopping bags constantly leaked, and I had to put up with bad rotting smelling bins, maggots crawling all over, waste food stuck to the inside walls, and the regular cleaning was a real nasty chore, which caused a bad mess on my driveway.
I gave up using the green bins, and disposed my waste in the garbage.
My neighbour is releasing a new product, he calls it xxxxxxx, its a garbage bag holder, I was 1 of the few people he gave the product to, for testing and feedback.
It allows me to use any size garbage bag, no matter the opening size, directly in my city bin. I can even change bags when the bag I use gets full. I save money and reuse my 5 cent shopping bags.
I have not cleaned my bin for months and it still is clean, thanks to his product xxxxxx. I even use it as it is portable, when I go with the family camping, beach trips etc. Very handy tool at these place where we really need to collect and not create litter. Going to get 1 for my parents as well, because they cant lift heavy garbage bags, and this takes care of this problem, in fact its a great product for the elderly. Check it out.
Aug 16th, 2018 9:43 pm