Frozen Waste Bins

Cridge Council tweeted today:

Please be aware that bins and their contents have a tendency to freeze, meaning the contents gets stuck and we can’t empty them. It is most common with green bins but can happen to all. We can’t return to empty frozen bins so here are some tips for preventing this:

•Wrap food waste in newspaper or paper liners
•Put a piece of cardboard at the bottom of the empty bin
•Place a small stick under the lid from becoming frozen shut
•If possible, place your bin in the sun during the day

Note to self: Check the weather the night before and implement the suggestion about putting a stick under the lid. Too late to put a piece of cardboard in the bottom of the bin. The option to put the bin in the sun is limited. Would a kettle of boiling water into the bin the night before offset the cold?