Kitchen Waste

We will collect one green bin worth of kitchen waste from your home every week.

New Sort Toss Roll Carts

  • We now collect yard waste commingled with kitchen scraps.
  • City provided cart is 120L for single family homes, 240L for homes with suites.
  • If your cart is broken or needs repairs, the City will do this at no cost.
  • Residents cannot up-size their organics cart as the capacity of the processing plant is limited.  We hope to be able to revisit this next year, pending planned upgrades to the processing plant.
  • Use of “certified compostable” bags to line your kitchen container is acceptable.

What you can put in your Green Bin

  • Yard waste (leaves, grass and light trimmings - no branches or woody items)
  • Food scraps
  • Fats, oils, and greases in your organics cart (butter, salad dressing, meat scraps, etc)
  • Vegetables, salad and fruit
  • Paper towels, napkins and paper plates
  • Compostable paper take out containers
  • Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish and bones
  • Bread, dough, pasta and grain
  • Floral arrangements
  • Egg and dairy products
  • Coffee grounds
  • Coffee filters and tea bags
  • Table and plate scraps
  • soiled paper and card

What you can't put in your green bin

  • Diapers and other personal hygiene items
  • Glass, latex or metals (including foil)
  • Animal carcasses
  • Liquids
  • Soil, sod and rocks
  • Plastics including biodegradable bags
  • Styrofoam and cork
  • Pet waste
  • Wire, twist ties, rubber bands or netting.

Last updated: July 19, 2018

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