The City continues to phase in delivery of the new Green Bins. Neighbourhoods west of Yonge have now been completed and areas east of Yonge began recieving new bins on March 9. It will take about three months to complete this distribution. The City will deliver to one collection route per day, which represents approximately 1,500 households. Don’t be alarmed if you see residents in your area with new bins and you have not received one — yours is coming. On the same day that residents get their new Green Bin, the old one will be taken away and recycled. If we miss removing your old bin that day, set it out EMPTY on your next collection cycle and it will be picked up then (those who miss this second opportunity may contact 311 to arrange removal).
Here are some of the New Green Bin’s key features:
- It is animal-resistant so it can be stored outside or placed at the curb the night before collection with the lid in the locked position.
- It is larger and can hold more organics. Plus, it meets automated collection requirements.
- Set out is important. Place the bin with the dial in the locked position with the arrows on the top of the lid facing the street to receive collection. Please remember to leave space (0.5 metres) between bins for automated collection.
More tips on using your new bin will be delivered with the bin. It is important to start using your new bin on your next collection day because we will no longer be able to collect from the old one. If you are currently an approved garbage and recycling bag-only customer, City staff will contact you to determine if the new Green Bin is suitable for your property.
Over the years, your strong participation in the Green Bin Program makes it the most successful and beneficial program of its type in North America. Congratulations and keep up the good work!