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Organics (Green Bin)

Learn more about our proposed Organics Processing Facility

Keep organics out of the garbage green bin image

  • Put your mini bin on the counter or under the sink to keep it handy.
  • Remove unacceptable plastic packaging from food and place food scraps in the mini bin.
  • Empty the contents every other day
  • Place your securely latched large green bin beside your garbage at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day.

To determine acceptable and unacceptable organic materials, please check:
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Green Bin Guide

  • ​Remove plastic packaging from food and place food scraps in the mini bin.
  • Empty mini bin frequently and rinse to prevent insects and odours, use certified compostable liners or freeze material between pickups.
  • Place securely-latched green bin at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Maximum limit per container is 20 kg (44 lbs).

PLEASE REMEMBER:

  • Plastic bags are not permitted in the green bin. Instead use paper or certified compostable bags, when buying the bags, look for these symbols: compostable logos