Instead of tossing meat or fish scraps into the garbage, put them in a plastic bag in the freezer until pick up day. Keeps your can from attracting flies and roaches, etc., especially during the summer. To further prevent these pests, spritz your garbage can with bug spray every other day. Works great.
By Rhema from Charleston, SC
When I lived in Minnesota, there was so much snow and cold weather that the whole outside was a freezer, so the owner of the rental home told us to just double bag any garbage and set it out until spring when he would personally take it away. What a time/labor savings during the winter, and it never smelled, drew animals or pests. If you are new to the northern winters, remember that elder folks have been found frozen if they accidentally fell just taking out the trash! In N. Texas, we never worry much about it because winters are mild and pick up is reliable for double-bagged garbage.
Also, to college kids, in the winter, we used the window ledge for jelly, cold drinks, and butter on tinfoil"trays" when out of room in dorm fridges. LOL. Of course, students don't do such things these days, right? God bless you and them. : ) (11/01/2007)
I used to know someone that lived alone and her freezer was practically bare. She kept her food scraps, grease and such in the freezer till garbage day!
I have a garbage disposal but still there is stuff I don't like to put down it. Both our fridge and freezer are always very full so don't think I'll be trying that but usually we take the trash to the garage fairly often and we have garbage pick up once a week. (11/02/2007)
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