New garbage limit2 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
By Emily Moore
Three Bags/Cans Bi-weekly
Did you know approximately 46 per cent of household garbage going into the landfill could be composted through the Green Bin program? That’s right…rotten food, corncobs, paper towels, and coffee grounds are still ending up in our trash cans. Starting October 17, 2022, the garbage limit will change to three bags/cans every second week for all single-family homes, duplexes and townhouse complexes that receive our curbside collection services. Let us take this opportunity to do our part to capture as much food waste as possible in the green bin instead of the garbage bag. Encourage your friends and neighbours to compost as much as they can as well.
When food waste ends up in our landfill, it slowly decomposes and creates methane gas, a powerful greenhouse gas, and a contributor to climate change. By using the green bin, you can keep food waste out of the landfill, which helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Since we started the Green Bin program in 2006 to the end of 2021, we have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by about 50,000 metric tonnes—that’s a big thanks to you for doing such a great job—and we can still do more. Together we can help fight climate change by making sure all food waste ends up in the green bin.
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