I can't stand to have smelly garbage waiting for the pick up every week. I keep a plastic grocery bag in my freezer and everything goes into it; egg shells, plate scrapings, bones, etc. plus I rinse all of my cans and TV dinner trays out before I throw them in the trash. No matter how hot it gets you never smell garbage.
I take it out on garbage pick up day, put into the un-smelly trash and put it out. It keeps the critters from getting into it too if you have more than one bag you have to set out before trash day. Nothing in it for them to smell and tear apart.
By Hiswitnessishere from Republic, MI
Good idea, we do that with meat and such that is bad, course I have to remember it on garbage day! Do you have a recycling program in your area, tv dinner trays and such can be recycled. (07/28/2009)
Hi! Just wanted to say: "What a great idea!" What I've been doing for years to keep animals out of our trash after setting it out for trash day is this: either pour a small amount of ammonia (1/4th a cupful or a little bit more) directly into the filled bag itself and close it up OR after setting them curbside, pour that same amount over the top of the closed bags. Believe me...all animals stay away from it, as they do not like the smell and no more torn and scattered garbage or a big mess to clean up! (07/30/2009)
We have a wild animal rescue in our area and they greatly appreciate any items from the freezer that are older or freeze dried. I hated to throw food away and then I heard of this place. They take any fruits, vegetables, meats, all of it, so, consider if there is a zoo or rescue in your area who can benefit from your wasted food. (08/19/2009)
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