Kitchen Waste

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

Top tips

  • The maximum weight per green bin is 20 kilograms or 44 pounds.
  • Kitchen waste will only be collected from City provided green bins (maximum one bin per home).
  • If you need a new green bin you can purchase one from Public Works for $25.

What you can put in your Green Bin

  • Food scraps
  • 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
  • Grease, oil or liquids
  • Soil, sod and rocks
  • Yard and garden waste
  • Plastics including biodegradable bags
  • Styrofoam and cork
  • Pet waste
  • Wire, twist ties, rubber bands or netting.

Last updated: June 6, 2017

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