How can I control odors in my cart?

To minimize odors in the future, layer food scraps with yard debris trimmings. You may also consider using approved compostable bags, or wrapping food scraps in paper products (such as paper bags). We also encourage you to set out your cart every week to ensure it is emptied regularly. Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/composts for more tips.

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1. Where will the composting roll-cart contents go?
2. What about apartments and condos?
3. What will it cost?
4. What is allowed in the composting roll-cart?
5. What cannot go into my composting cart?
6. What about “compostable” plastics like cups, plates and utensils?
7. Can I use compostable liners for my kitchen pail?
8. Can I use a plastic bag to line my kitchen pail?
9. Where can I store my kitchen food scraps?
10. Am I required to participate?
11. How often will materials be collected?
12. How can I control odors in my cart?
13. My cart isn’t full – should I still set it out at the curb?
14. What are some suggestions for collecting and storing food scraps?
15. Won’t food waste collection make a mess and attract pests?
16. What if I already compost in my backyard?
17. How much yard debris and food scraps are generated in Beaverton?