How to Keep Your Kitchen Food Scraps Caddy Fresh

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation supports California’s SB 1383 legislation, to divert organic materials such as food and nourish soils through compost production in order to feed future generations. One of the ways we offer support is through our Climate Solutions Resource Center. Did you know we offer products to support your environmental journey?

Are you looking for a simple and effective way to help keep your kitchen food scraps caddy fresh using an environmentally friendly cleaning solution? We’ve partnered with Dr. Bronner’s to provide a free bottle of peppermint soap with the purchase of our Kitchen Food Scraps Caddy (while supplies last).

The best part: a simple recipe for a fresher smelling kitchen, green bin, and an easy step to living a greener life!

Instructions for keeping your kitchen food scraps caddy fresh with Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap:
Preventing Odors and Residue

• Make GIY (Green It Yourself) All-Purpose Cleaning Spray:
o Put 2 C. water in a spray bottle. Add 2 TB of Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap.
Tilt to mix.
o Spray empty kitchen caddy generously with GIY All Purpose Cleaning Spray.
• Fill the kitchen caddy with food scraps as usual.

Treating Odors and Residue

● Empty kitchen caddy and rinse with water.
● Fill the kitchen caddy with water (use near-boiling water to dislodge sticky residue).
● Add a squirt (1⁄2 tsp.) Dr. Bronner’s peppermint soap. Let sit for ~10 minutes. Empty
kitchen caddy–no need to rinse!
● Fill the kitchen caddy with food scraps as usual.

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