Organics

The new Green Bin Organics Programme began in Wellington County on July 7, 2020. Organic waste is collected from the curb weekly, for all households that receive curbside collection. Programme tools and an information package were delivered to each household in the Spring of 2020. Click the Green Bin button below for more details.

Organic wastes (kitchen scraps, leaf and yard waste, and Christmas trees) make up approximately one-third of the total residential waste stream.

Did you know that 60% of food wasted in Canadian homes could have been avoided? 

Learn more surprising facts and get tips on how to reduce food waste in your own home by clicking on the Food Waste Reduction button below.

SWS believes that composting at home is the most practical and cost-effective way to manage organic materials in Wellington County. Click on the Home Composting button to learn how you can compost at home, whether you have a backyard or not!

Green Bin      Food Waste Reduction      Home Composting

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