Organic material is collected every week on your regular collection day.
Place organic material in any kind of plastic bag.
Material must be set out at your curb by 7:00 am on your collection day or after 7:00 pm the night before (By-law 32-95).
Green Bin Tips:
- Using permanent marker, write your address on your green bin - makes it easier for it to be returned if it blows away
- Any plastic bag can be used to line your small kitchen container. Simply tie the bag when full and place it into the green bin
- Excess organic material can be put in a clear bag and placed beside your green bin at the curb
- Green bin must weigh less than 40lbs
- Yard material and grass clippings do not go in the green bin. Mulch the grass and leave it on the lawn
- Keep Critters away! Learn how!
- Animal bedding
- Butcher paper
- Coffee filters/grounds/tea bags
- Confidential papers/bills
- Fast food paper packaging
- Flowers – dried/fresh cut
- Grease/lard/cooking oil (never pour down the drain)
- Meat absorbent pads
- Microwave popcorn bags
- Muffin paper
- Soiled paper products (plates, cups, egg cartons, pizza boxes)
- Paper towels/napkins
- Shredded paper (place excess in a clear bag beside green bin)
- Artificial flowers and plants
- Baby wipes, disposable mop sheets
- Cigarette butts
- Cotton balls, ear cleaners and makeup removal pads
- Dead animals
- Dryer lint or dryer sheets
- Plastic wrap and baggies
- Wax paper
- Vacuum cleaner bags and contents
Did you find what you were looking for? If not, use our What Goes Where tool to find out where to place your item!
Green Bins & Kitchen Containers Can Be Purchased At:
|Green Bin $22.50
||Kitchen Container $8.00
Recycling Depots and Community Centres accept: Cheques, Debit
Civic Centre accepts: Cheques, Debit, Visa, MasterCard and Cash
Damaged “Markham” green bins can be exchanged at Markham's Recycling Depots and Civic Centre only.
What Happens to my Green Bin Material?
The Region of York processes Markham's Green Bin organics. Find out more about York Region's Green Bin organics processing.