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Will my brown bin be smelly and messy?

If you adhere to the following advice your brown bin should produce little or no smells and certainly no more than the bin the waste currently goes into: Keep the lid closed Wrap food in old newspaper or kitchen towel Place newspaper or cardboard at the bottom of the bins to soak up liquids and reduce smells Present bin for collection regularly (every 2 weeks is recommended) Wash out the bin regularly There are a number of bin and caddy liners available from supermarkets that can be used in your bin if desired, see below for type of liners to use.