By using their green bins, Metro Vancouverites are making a difference
Hey! Food scraps aren’t garbage! Food scraps need to be separated from regular garbage. They belong in the green bin. This applies to everyone in the region, including all homes, businesses, schools, grocery stores, and restaurants.
Composting food scraps is an easy way to have a big impact in our region. By using their green bins, Metro Vancouverites have:
- Saved 420,000 tonnes of food scraps from the garbage in 2021.
- Prevented over 1.1 million tonnes of greenhouse gases since 2015 – comparable to taking 250,000 cars off the road!
- Diverted enough organic material to create 140,000 tonnes of finished compost in 2021 – enough to cover more than twice the area of downtown Vancouver!
Putting food scraps in the green bin instead of the garbage is an easy way to reduce your impact on the climate. If you’re not using yours, or could use it more often, here are
some tips to get started!
|What Goes in the Green Bin||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/what-goes-in-green-bin, What Goes in the Green Bin ||What Goes in the Green Bin||<div class="ExternalClass09A738C70996457CBBC6D33922331888"><p>See what belongs in the green bin – and what doesn’t.</p></div>||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/PublishingImages/green-bg.png, bg-green|
|Tips for Green-Binning||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/tips-for-green-binning, Tips for Green-Binning||Tips for Green-Binning||<div class="ExternalClass5669F4A27945404A9188752C4793472D"><p>Tips to make composting an easier, cleaner task in your household.</p></div>||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/PublishingImages/orange-bg.png, bg-orange|
|Green Bin Tools and Resources||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/green-bin-tools-and-resources, Green Bin Tools and Resources||Green Bin Tools and Resources||<div class="ExternalClass3CD04CEA1A0A4A409F8D7922739752C8"><p>Resources for residents of both detached and multi-family homes.</p></div>||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/PublishingImages/purple-bg.png, bg-purple|
|Municipal Food Scraps Programs||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/municipal-food-scraps-program, Municipal Food Scraps Programs||Municipal Food Scraps Programs||<div class="ExternalClassD8458EA2C48B45F28A0BC76BAB11C297"><p>Contact your local municipality for specific food scraps recycling information.</p></div>||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/PublishingImages/blue-bg.png, bg-bue|
|About Food Scraps Recycling||https://metrovancouver.org/services/solid-waste/about-food-scraps-recycling, About Food Scraps Recycling||About Food Scraps Recycling||<div class="ExternalClass10E6EE793C9549409F9A00DCB718163D"><p>Learn about the Organics Disposal Ban and how using your green bin helps reduce greenhouse gases.</p></div>||https://metrovancouver.org/foodscraps/PublishingImages/green-bg.png, bg-green|