WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) – Many people find themselves reluctantly discarding meats and poultry, which the FDA suggests can be healthily frozen for up to 12 months, but trash collection in many neighborhoods is not until later in the week.

Washington residents who have spoiled food because of prolonged power outages can drop off their stinky, rotten leftovers at one of six city schools Tuesday if they would rather not wait for normal trash collection later in the week.

The D.C. Department of Public Works is offering food collection at various school sites Tuesday, same as was offered Monday. That’s in addition to regular trash and recycling collection for those days.

Officials say they will be taking food at LaSalle-Backus Elementary and McKinley Tech in northeast Washington, Key Elementary and Wilson High School in northwest Washington and Ferebee-Hope Elementary and Garfield Elementary in southeast Washington.

The collection will run from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

You may also take it to the Ft. Totten Transfer Station from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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