Make the Most of Your Green Bin!

  • Any plastic bag can be used to line your kitchen container or green bin. Always tie the bag before placing inside your green bin.
  • If your green bin is overflowing, it may not collect it:
    • Please make sure the lid can fully close.
    • Extra green bins can be purchased at a Markham Recycling Depot
    • Place excess organic material in a clear bag; place beside your green bin
    • Your green bin must weigh less than 18 kilograms
  • Write your address on your green bin with a permanent marker. This will make it easier for someone to return it to you if it blows away.
  • Grass clippings and yard material do not go in the green bin. Mulch the grass and leave it on the lawn.


Keep Critters Away!

  • Clean your green bin regularly with vinegar or baking soda.
  • Keep the container lid tightly closed and do not overfill.
  • Freeze food scraps to reduce odours and pests.
  • Put your green bin out by 7 AM on the morning of your collection day, not the night before.
  • Never use hot sauce or any kind of burning liquid on your green bin. This can injure our collection crews, pets and wildlife.

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