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Approximately 200 kg (441 lbs) of green bin organics is collected per Toronto household per year.
Toronto's green bin landfill diversion program has since become the largest in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and one of the top programs in North America whereby in just one year more than 1,900 tons of compost was collected and used for local community events.
As a Result of the Toronto Green Bin Organics Collection Program:
- 90% of Toronto homes participate in a bi-weekly green bin organics collection program.
- 200 kg (approximately 441 lbs) of organics per household per year is collected (the largest than any other GTA municipality).
- 94,000 tons of green bin organics were diverted from landfill in 2008 (Sourced: Our Toronto - Community news issue).
The Toronto Green Bin Organics Collection Program Accepts:
- fruit and vegetable scraps
- meat and fish products
- pasta, bread and cereal
- dairy products and crushed egg shells
- coffee grounds, coffee filters and tea bags
- soiled paper towels and tissues
- soiled paper food packaging, ice cream boxes, sugar and flour bags
- cake, cookies and candy
- diapers and sanitary products
- house plants and their soil
- animal waste, bedding and kitty litter
The Toronto Green Bin Organics Collection Program DOES NOT Accept:
- blue bin recyclable plastics (wrapping, containers, trays and milk bags)
- dryer lint sheets styrofoam and meat tray liners
- hair, pet fur and feathers
- fireplace or barbeque ashes
- wood scraps
- vacuum bags or their contents
~Tomitheos reporting from Toronto