First published in the Oct. 1 print issue of the Burbank Leader.
The city of Burbank is offering a free kitchen pail to make it easier to store food scraps until disposal collection day.
Residents can use the pail to transport and empty the collected food and food-soiled paper into the green organics cart.
To receive a pail, present your Burbank ID at the following locations and events:
• Burbank Recycle Center
500 S. Flower St.
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
• Burbank Farmers Market
Saturday, Oct. 22
101 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
• Burbank Kiwanis Family Fun Day
Saturday, Oct. 29
1111 N. Kenneth Rd.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
To learn more about the care and feeding of your pail, read the “Food is NOT Trash” guide at bit.ly/3dSdpu5 for helpful tips on how to properly recycle organic material into the green organics cart.
Some tips include lining your pail with a paper bag, paper towels/napkins or newspaper; do not use plastic bags; sprinkle baking soda in the pail to absorb odors; freeze food, especially meat, until your green cart collection day; rinse your pail regularly with soapy water or place in dishwasher.
Apartments may have a private hauler that requires compostable bags, so check with your property manager or waste hauler for their guidelines.