Green Carts

Acceptable Materials

  1. Food Scraps
  2. Food Soiled Paper
  3. Yard Waste
  • Dairy products, including cheese and yogurt
  • Egg shells
  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Meat, bones, fish, and seafood shells
  • Noodles, rice, beans, and grains
  • Small amounts of oil and fat (soaked in paper towel or newspaper)
  • Teabags, coffee grounds, and filters

Unacceptable Materials

  1. Hygiene or Medical Waste
  2. Large or Heavy Items
  3. Pet Waste
  4. Plastics
  • Diapers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Items with blood residue
  • Sanitary cleaning products

Missed Collections

If you missed your collection, please contact Waste Connections of Canada.


  • Do not place your cart out the night before collection. Doing so may result in a $500 fine.
  • Do not place any type of plastic bag in the Green Cart, including those labelled “biodegradable” or “compostable”. Doing so may result in missed collection or a $150 fine.

What to do with Extra Yard Waste

Green Cart Options

The size and number of green carts at your property will not impact the annual garbage utility fee.

Green carts are available in three sizes (120 litre, 240 litre, and 360 litre) and can be exchanged at any time for a $50 exchange fee. Contact Waste Reduction by email or call 604-927-3500 to exchange cart size.

Additional green carts can also be purchased for a one-time fee depending on the size of cart you choose:

  • 120 litre size - $140
  • 240 litre size - $150
  • 360 litre size - $160