Did you know that some of the organic materials you throw away will sit in a landfill throughout your entire lifetime and likely that of the next generation as well? Did you also know that almost 60% of Niagara Region residents don’t use the green bin?
Don’t toss out your organics, like kitchen food scraps, into a garbage can. Instead, place your fruit, vegetable, meat and bread scraps and other organic materials in your Green Bin.Using your green bin keeps waste out of landfills and reduces harmful greenhouse gases like methane.
Help support this year’s Earth Day by making a pledge to use the Green Bin for 30 days. See how easy it is to incorporate organics recycling into your everyday routine with the Green Bin Challenge.
Benefits of Using Your Green Bin
- Turns your food waste into useful compost
- Extends the lives of our landfills by making room for ‘real’ garbage
- Reduces your household waste by as much as 50 per cent
- Shows your neighbours that you are taking the next step beyond recycling