The pickup empties your bucket into the Borough compost truck each week. You can rinse your empty bucket out with a hose. You can also line it with a paper grocery bag if you wish. Most people keep a small (2-quart or so) container at their sink and empty it into the yellow program bucket, which they leave outside. Smells are not noticeable if you empty your indoor container on a daily basis. Your inside container should have a tight lid to prevent fruit flies in the summer.