Composting – What Goes in the Green Bin?


Do you ever wonder if what you’re putting in your green bin is acceptable? Do you ever think the item your just about to toss in the garbage could¬†actually go into the compost? Well, we’ve got the list of accepted green bin items as outlined by the Halton Region. You’ll want to check out your region’s guidelines, but if you’re in the GTA, it should be fairly similar to Halton’s guidelines.

What goes in the Green Bin?

  • All food waste including fruits and vegetables, candy, shells, meat and bones, baked goods, fats, oils and sauces, etc.
  • Paper products including paper rolls, paper egg cartons, paper plates and cups, paper towels and tissues, paper bags, paper frozen dinner trays, coffee filters.
  • Other items including dryer lint, feathers, hair, houseplants, wooden popsicle sticks, wooden chopsticks, sawdust and wood ashes (in paper bags), shredded paper.

For a printable version of Halton’s guidelines for waste management, click here.

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