How to Look After Your Food Waste Caddy
A food waste caddy is an excellent choice for separating food waste from regular household and recycling waste. You can use it for composting and save leftovers heading straight for the nearest landfill. To get the most from it, you need to take good care of it, so here are some tips on how to look after your food waste caddy.
Clean It Regularly
It’s no secret that old food can start to smell after a while, so make sure to clean your caddy once a week using detergent and hot water. Alternatively, you can use lemon juice, tea tree oil or other natural ingredients instead of soap for a fresh-smelling caddy.
Buy Caddy Liners
Caddy liners are essential for keeping the inside walls of the caddy clean and prevent food waste clinging to the side or in the corners. Liners make it easy to remove the food when it’s full and stops food rotting away unsee.
Keep the Lid Closed
It’s essential to keep the caddy lid closed to prevent awful smells escaping but also preventing animals such as flies finding their way in and laying eggs. If your caddy lid won’t close, it’s time to empty it.
Keep It Cool
Heat accelerates the onset of food decay, so storing your caddy in a cool, dry place prevents this occurring and forcing you to empty it more frequently.
Caddy In Your Shack
Taking proper care of your food waste caddy helps your house smell better and also gives you responsible options to discard of food waste.