Kitchen Pails

kitchen_pailHow To Use A Kitchen Pail or Alternative Food Container:

Simply collect unwanted leftovers and food scraps (such as vegetable peels, pits, and stems) in your countertop kitchen pail or alternative container and empty it into the Organics Recycling Cart daily or every few days. To avoid odors and messes, your container can be lined with newspaper, brown paper bags, or certified compostable bags, which can be found at many grocery stores and online retailers. Alternative methods for collecting food scraps include placing food scraps into a freezer bag or utilizing any reusable food storage container with a lid. Empty the contents into your Organics Cart, rinse it out, and repeat. Check out the video below to learn more!

For a full list of accepted foods and container liners, visit our Organics Recycling Program webpage.

Note: As of September 2022, CMSD no longer has free kitchen pails available for customers.