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    So our green bin did not get emptied this week. I put it out there on garbage day and brought it back inside after 9 p.m.

    We only got 1 small food waste bag but the maggots are already crawling thanks to the hot weather and the fact I have not cleaned the green bin since the water ban in Barrhaven.

    What's the best/cheapest way to get rid of these mofos? I've read about boiling water or mixture of salt, lime juice and vinegar.

    We may not use the green bin again until the water ban is lifted (tentatively end of July, according to the city). Everything is going straight to the garbage bin, just like the good ol' times...fuck I paid enough tax, i don't have to worry about maggots after work.

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    usually just toss some ground beef in there on the hot days to get rid of them.

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    Fuck the green bin and fuck the city of ottawa

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    best way is to stop using the green bin...

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    ^ word. Last time using it until the water ban is lifted. In the past, I would hose it down each week and there was never any problem.

    I dumped a shitload of boiling water into the bin to kill the maggots and lay down a shitload of newspapers at the bottom then spread some baking soda around as well.

    I also bought some RAID just in case. Bring it on motherfuckers. At least this is a good excuse for the wife to make some good food tonight while I excuse myself to take care of more important work

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    sounds like the wife is the bigger problem.... she should be making you beef wellington everynight!

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    Green bins are great for holding absorbal.
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    I use mine to put all my yard tools in, works great!! And best of all, no maggots!!

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    Mine is in the dump somewhere

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    I just put my green bin in a big black garbage bag and hauled it out to the curb on garbage day.
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    id fill it with water and laugh as the fucker tries to pick it up and throw it in the truck
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    we have wood pellets in ours for the garage in the winter. thanks city of ottawa. even though they charged everyone like 175 bux for it. might as well put it to good use

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    I only use my green bin for yard waaste, fuck the city, fuck the police.. NWOOO!!!!

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    Don't put meat/bones in the bin. All they do is rot.

    I use mine all the time, put in banana/orange peels, apple cores, leftover broccoli parts, tea bags, and thats pretty much it. Never had maggots, and ours does not go out till it's about 3/4 full of those little kitchen liners.

    Anyone who knows anything about composting knows meat rots, so why the City thinks it's OK to put steak bones, etc..... in there is beyond me.

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    half water/half vinegar cleans that shit out easy

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    This is a stupid thread. Just clean out the maggots. Then keep the lid closed so flies don't get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JettaRacer View Post
    I just put my green bin in a big black garbage bag and hauled it out to the curb on garbage day.


    hahahahah

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    i stopped using the green bin after i had maggots crawling out of the cover and all over the floor when the city didn't pick up one week in summer. If the maggots can get out of the cover, I presume house flies can get in to lay eggs and make more maggots...

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    No raw meat or bones = no maggots.
    But man you guys have some awesome ways to put this plastic piece of crap to use.

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