Garbage & Recycling

Green Bin Organics Program

Green BinThe Green Bin Program collects organic waste (fruit and vegetables scraps, paper towels, coffee grinds, etc.) and turns it into compost.

Amost 50% (by weight) of your household garbage is organic material - material that can be processed into compost for use on parklands and gardens instead of being sent to landfill.

The Green Bin Program currently services 460,000 single-family households. The Green Bin Program is being rolled out to apartments, condos and co-op buildings receiving City collection.

When to set your old/damaged Green Bin out at the curb if you want it to be recycled: Put your damaged bin out on garbage day because we consider these bins to be a bulky/oversize item and the City picks these up only on garbage day. Your damaged bin will be returned to the manufacturer for recycling.