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Food in the green waste bin

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So I’ve been trying the food in the green waste bin program for a couple of weeks now. First week: the daily dumping of the counter top food bin into a green waste bin that had plenty of garden clippings. Three warms days later, the green bin was covered with maggots. I rolled the green bin to the curb and washed it out after the clippings and food were picked up. I stopped including meats in the counter top food bin and only dumped it when it was full instead of daily. There were no maggots, but this week I didn’t have any garden clippings, so I rolled my green bin to the curb with about two food bins of food in it. I just can’t see that having every household in San Luis Obispo rolling nearly empty green bins to the curb on a weekly basis will result in positive energy after considering that the green waste trucks will be stopping to pick up thousands of nearly empty green bins. I’m thinking that next week I’ll recycle the counter top food bin in the blue bin.

-- Gary Corsiglia - SLO

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