Food Pro Tips in 3, 2, 1 :: Reheat once, then compost!

Multiple thawing, reheating, and refreezing of food encourages bacteria to grow. Some simple tips that the pros use to keep your food taste, safe, and bacteria free:

Tip 1: Cook Once, Reheat Once

If something is cooked once, you should only reheat it one time.

Tip 2: Portion Freezing

If you cook a large batch of a dish, freeze it in portions so that you only use what you need at any given time.

Tip 3: Thaw Once

This same notion applies for food that is thawed; avoid thawing and then refreezing food (refer to tip 2)

If you don’t have a compost bin, a convenient and odor-free way to store them before drop of is storing them a zip lock bag and putting it in the freezer.

Check your local websites for local composting workshops, drop-off points, and events.
NYC: LES Ecology Center

LA: Department of Public Works

Atlanta: Composting at Atlanta Botanical Garden

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YGL staff