20-30% of household waste is organic material that can be composted. The Region of Queens offers a bi-weekly curbside collection of organic waste as part of the Organic Green Cart Program. For a collection schedule, click here. This program helps reduce the load on our landfill and is therefore better for our environment. If you are interested in composting at home, check out this information sheet on home composting.
Quite a lot of material can go into your green cart, including:
|Meat, fish & bones||Coffee filters||Popsicle sticks|
|Egg shells & dairy products||Brown paper bags||Non-metallic wrapping paper|
|Tea bags & coffee grounds||Pizza boxes||Leaves, brush, sawdust|
|All fruit, vegetables & nuts||Popcorn bags||Wood shavings & cold ashes|
|Cooking oil & fat||Paper towels||Plants, weeds & grass clippings|
|Plastic is NOT permitted in your green cart|