Green bin program

Learn about our household organics collection program and when it is collected.

Our household green bin program (also known as organics collection program) is collected weekly by E360 Solutions on your scheduled garbage pickup day. There is no additional charge for this service, and no bag tags are required for household organic waste collection.

How the program works

Step 1: Place organic material into the kitchen catcher. Compostable, biodegradable
liners are accepted.

Step 2: Empty your kitchen catcher into your 79-litre green bin. 

Step 3: Place your green bin at the curb by 7 a.m. on your garbage collection day.

If your organic waste has frozen in the bin, it may not be collected. 

Acceptable items

Use your green organics bin and kitchen catcher to place the acceptable organic materials:

  • Meat, poultry, fish, shellfish and bones
  • Egg and dairy products
  • Table scraps and plate scrapings
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Bread, dough, pasta and grains
  • Coffee grounds, filters and tea bags
  • Kitchen paper towels
  • Paper bags
  • Coated paper take-out containers
  • Paper napkins, waxed cardboard
  • Paper cups, plates, carry-out trays (no lids, straws or creamers)

Unacceptable items

  • Restroom tissues
  • Jugs or bottles
  • Latex or plastic gloves
  • Plastic tableware
  • Foil
  • Pet waste or litter
  • Sanitary products
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Plastic wrap
  • Painted or treated wood
  • Medicine and vitamins
  • Plastic take-out containers
  • Diapers
  • Plastic bags of any kid
  • Cork
  • Burlap
  • Wire and rubber bands
  • Grease and liquids
  • Metal
  • Basket
  • Foam packaging 
  • Yard waste
  • Non-organic material

Need a green bin?

The City of Quinte West provides the kitchen catcher and the 79-litre green bin required for household organic waste collection at City Hall, located at 7 Creswell Dr.  Please schedule a pickup by emailing or by calling 613-392-2841 ext. 4912 as they need to be reserved in advance.

For more information about the household organics collection program or to report your organics not being picked up, please email or call 613-392-2841 ext. 4912.

Last Updated: 4 weeks ago

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