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It has never been easier to use the Green Bin in my building

October 17, 2019
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Over the years, Ottawa residents have shared a long list of Green Bin tips on how they incorporate organics recycling into their daily routine. Here is some feedback we have received from residents living in apartments and town homes.

Apartment building

  1. Now that I can put food scraps in a plastic bag I can just tie it up and carry it to the green bin. No muss, no fuss.
  2. Using a plastic bag makes it easier to keep my kitchen container clean.
  3. I like that I don’t need to purchase special bags. I can reuse a bread bag, a milk bag or any bag.
  4. I never use any kind of bag. I always use empty cereal and cookie boxes to collect food scraps. Most of them fit perfectly in my kitchen container.
  5. I always saved bags so I could scoop poop when I walk my dog. It’s easy to just plop it into the green bin when I get home.
  6. I’m glad our landlord finally brought the Green Bin program to our building. Now we can do our part for the environment. Every little bit helps.
  7. I was surprised to see how much can go into the Green Bin. I throw out way less garbage now.

Thanks for that feedback!

Do you need a kitchen container for your unit? Getting one is easy and free. Contact your property owner, visit or call 3-1-1.

If your building or housing complex does not have a Green Bin program, then please encourage your landlord to make the switch.


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