Green Bin

All households in the County receive weekly green bin collection for organic waste, which is biodegradable plant or animal waste. The organic waste that is collected from your home is diverted from landfills, and turned into compost. 

When disposing of organic waste:

  • Use a kitchen catcher bucket on your counter or under your sink to collect organic waste 
  • Place your waste either loose in your green bin, or with an acceptable paper or BPI certified compostable liner
  • Ensure each green bin does not exceed 18 kg (40 lbs) or they will not be collected
  • On your collection day, place your green bin curbside within 3 feet of the curb
Please place your organic waste in a municipal green bin curbside by 7:00 am on your collection day.
Curbside Collection Schedule

When's my collection day?

Visit our Collection Schedule page to find out your green bin collection day.
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Organics Drop-off

Organic material at our waste facilities is treated as garbage and is not composted. Regular disposal fees will apply.
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Green Bin

Green Bins

Only municipal green bins are accepted at the curb.

Each household will be given one green bin at no charge and additional green bins may be purchased at our waste facilities for $20 each.

To get your green bin, contact us

If you have a damaged green bin, bring it to any of the County's six waste facilities to exchange it for a new one for free.

Printable List of Organic Items

What Goes Where?

Find out if your item can go in the green bin by using the Recycle Coach waste app.

Does it Belong?

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SWS Opps Sticker Green Bin Notice

My green bin wasn't collected, what should I do?

Collection crews place stickers on uncollected green bins to explain the main reasons for materials being left behind. If you are still unclear as to why your materials were left behind, please contact us.

Your green bin will not be collected if it weighs over 18 kg (40 lbs) or contains unacceptable items such as plastic bags, pet waste, or yard waste.

Green Bin Tips

Frequently Asked Questions