New Green Bin Rollout

The City continues to phase in delivery of the new Green Bins and the neighbourhoods in the southern part of District 2, west of Yonge Street and south of Eglinton Avenue, will start receiving their new bins beginning May 19. It will take about three months to complete this distribution. The City delivers 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 your old bin is missed 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 the City 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.

For more information, please see the City's website at www.toronto.ca/greenbin. You can also learn more by reading the City's information sheet here.

If you have any questions about the new green bins, please feel free to contact my office at councillor_cressy@toronto.ca.