The Green Bin Program collects organic waste (fruit and vegetables scraps, paper towels, coffee grinds, etc.) and turns it into compost.
The Green Bin Program separates organics (fruit and vegetable scraps, paper towels, coffee grinds, etc.) from garbage or recycling. Organics are materials that break down naturally and can be turned into compost. This saves them from going to landfill – landfill space is costly and hard to find.
Everyone should have a kitchen container that can be attached inside a cupboard or kept on the counter. Once a week the contents can be transferred to a larger container that is brought out for collection. We recommend using a plastic bag lining inside the kitchen container.
What can go in the green bin?
- Meat, poultry, fish products
- Pasta, bread, cereals, rice
- Dairy products, eggs and shells
- Coffee grounds/filters, tea bags
- Cake, cookies, candy
- Diapers, sanitary products
- Animal waste, bedding, cat litter
- House plants, including soil
- Paper – soiled
- Food packaging, ice cream containers, popcorn, flour and sugar bags
- Tissues, napkins, paper towels (not soiled with chemicals such as cleaning products
What cannot go in the green bin?
- Plastic or foil bags/wrap/trays
- Outer packaging
- Foam polystyrene meat trays and liners
- Plastic food containers, glass jars, pop cans
- Cigarette butts, tobacco
- Artificial flowers and plants
- Disposable mop sheets
- Dead animals
- Wood products, wood chips
- Ear cleaners, cotton balls, make-up removal pads
- Hot drink cups, lids, sleeves
- Dryer sheets, baby wipes, make-up pads, cotton tipped swabs, dental floss
- Hair, pet fur, feathers, wax, wood pieces, cigarette butts, wine corks, vacuum bags/ contents, fireplace and BBQ ashes
If you are a resident of a building that does not have a green bin, please contact us for assistance,