Green Can and Garbage Collection 2013
If you live in a single family house where you put your recycling, yard trimmings and garbage at the curb for collection, you have a new collection program beginning with your first collection date in January, 2013.
Add kitchen food scraps and kitchen soiled paper to your existing Green Can. Mark your Green Can with a NEW yellow Green Can sticker (included in your 2013 Collection Schedule kit that will be delivered to your home in December). Place the can with the sticker facing the street. (Recycling and Green Can collection weekly)
Garbage collection moves to once every two weeks beginning January, 2013. Find your garbage collection day on the 2013 Recycling, Green Can and Garbage Collection Schedule (A 2013 Collection Schedule kit will be delivered to your home in December). You can download our 2013 Residential Waste Collection Guide here.
What can I put into my GreenCan?
Kitchen scraps including:
- fruits & vegetables
- meat, poultry, fish
- fats & oils
- breads & grains
Kitchen soiled paper including:
- shredded paper
- cardboard egg cartons
- coffee filters
- tea bags
- paper towels, napkins
- pizza boxes
Yard waste including:
- fresh green garden waste
- twigs, small branches and pruning (tie branches in bundles 1m X 60cm, 34kg maximum)
- wood chips, shavings - leaves, weeds, plants, flowers
- grass & clippings
- straw, pumpkins
What should not go into my Green Can?
- rocks, soil, sod, stumps
- animal waste
- painted/treated wood
- branches over 3” in diameter
- anything plastic including biodegradable or regular bags and diapers
For addirional information please see our Green Can Tips and Green Can Q&A PDF documents. See our Garbage, Recycling, Green Can page on our website.