- use yard waste bags to line the green bin, instead of the liners that are meant for it (the yard wasted bags are slightly larger and don't fit as well - but it is manageable and MUCH cheaper - of course, you don't need to line it - but I do)
- make use of your empty cracker and cereal boxes - use them to hold dry food waste (toast scraps, cereal, etc) when they are full you can put that right into your green bin
- if you want to line your kitchen catcher, you can buy paper lunch bags for WAY WAY cheaper than the liners - 2 will fit in the bin, and once they are full throw it into your green bin
I have only been using it for about 6 weeks, but haven't run into any issues yet. We have been keeping it in the garage, and as long as my vehicle fits it will stay there over the winter. If not, then it will be kept outside of our garage.
We haven't had any issues with smells in the garage - really, it isn't any different than having the waste in the garbage.
Our city is going to bi-weekly garbage collection in a few weeks - which makes using the green bin much more appealing.....we won't have waste sitting in the garage for 2 full weeks.
Do you have tips for using the green bin? I would love to hear them - leave me a comment!