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Grow Your Green Bin


Grow your green bin. Not your garbage

Come and visit the Big Green Bin at the following events

​Carrot FestivalSaturday , August 18th
Barrie FairSaturday, August 25th &
Sunday, August 26th
Barrie Automotive Flea MarketFriday, September 7th,
Saturday, September 8th &
Sunday, September 9th
Great Northern Exhibition​Friday, September 21st,
Saturday, September 22nd &
Sunday September 23rd
Coldwater Fair​Friday, September 28th,
Saturday, September 29th &
Sunday, September 30th
Elmvale Fall Fair​Friday, October 5th &
Saturday, October 6th
​Pumpkin Inferno​Saturday, October 27th

How To Win

​​Use your green bin to win monthly prize pack valued at $125 and a chance to win a fabulous grand prize valued at $1,500.  There are several ways to win; using your green bin, visiting the big green bin at many events across the County this summer, listening to KICX FM or visiting their website

Using your green bin is important because:  

  • Using the green bin reduces greenhouse gas production. Methane is emitted during the decomposition of organics in the landfill. Methane is a greenhouse gas which is 25 times more harmful than carbon dioxide.
  • Green bin material in the landfill contributes to the production of leachate, formed when water comes into contact with buried waste and can negatively affect groundwater.
  • Removing green bin material from the garbage saves disposal capacity for other materials which cannot be diverted and saving space now avoids increased costs to manage your waste in the future.  In the long term, using the green bin means less need for landfills. 
  • Once collected, green bin materials are processed into a natural soil amendment which is healthy for the environment and can help to reverse climate change.

Thanks for growing your green bin - not your garbage!     

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