|Current participants in other cities have cited no smelly kitchens! There are many ways to alleviate smells. Some people use kitchen pails with a closed lid, some pails even have carbon/charcoal filters. Keeping the kitchen pail or food scraps in your refrigerator or freezer until collection day is an option to alleviate smell. Dumping your pail out in the green cart and rinsing it out frequently also help.