Residential organics pickup occurs every Friday by Waste Control Services For more information on what can and can't go into your green can check out this brochure!
A third of the garbage in our landfills is organic material that could have been composted and used to enhance the environment. By understanding what products can go in the green bin, you can help keep more waste out of the garbage. This keeps more waste out of our landfills, reduces our methane contributions and creates valuable resources like compost and bioenergy.
Over 50% of the food waste generated in Metro Vancouver is avoidable. Wasting food means that all the resources used to produce that food is also wasted (e.g. water, land, and fuel). This wasted food costs a typical Metro Vancouver household about $700 per year. The good news is that this problem is easy to solve! To find out how, visit Love Food Hate Waste!
When food and other organics enter the waste stream they generate greenhouse gases that add to global warming.
Please do not place invasive species into the organics waste stream. Invasive species must typically be disposed of at landfills or transfer stations. See the section on Invasive Species under the Community heading for more information.
Organics Container Liners
For convenience and to reduce mess and odours, line your kitchen container with certified compostable cellulose lined paper bags, ordinary paper bags, newspaper, shredded paper or paper towel.