Markham's garbage will be processed for energy recovery and not put in a landfill. Clean waste means clean fuel. Clear bags indicate if recyclables, organics, hazardous and electronic material is in the garbage.

Using clear bags for garbage also keeps our collectors safe from injuries. It also supports Markham's Mandatory Separation Bylaw. Clear bags that have large amounts of recyclable material may not be collected.

Hint: Use fewer bags by emptying your household waste baskets directly into your clear garbage bag!