The City continues to phase in delivery of the new Green Bins with distribution to the neighbourhoods in the southern part of District 3 (east of Yonge, west of Victoria Park and south of Eglinton) starting on August 22, 2017.
New bins will be delivered to one collection route per day, which represents approximately 1,500 households. Distribution for the entire area will take about three months to complete. Don’t be alarmed if you see residents in your area with new bins and you have not received one – yours is coming. On the same day that you get your new Green Bin, the old one will be taken away and recycled. If your old bin is not removed, please set it out EMPTY on your next collection day and it will be picked up. Those who miss this second opportunity may contact 311 to arrange removal.
Here are some of the New Green Bin’s key features:
It is animal-resistant so it can be stored outside or placed at the curb the night before collection with the lid in the locked position.
It is larger and can hold more organics. Plus, it meets automated collection requirements.
Set out is important. Place the bin with the dial in the locked position with the arrows on the top of the lid facing the street to receive collection. Please remember to leave space (0.5 metres) between bins for automated collection.
More tips on using your new bin will be delivered with the bin. It is important to start using your new bin on your next collection day as we will no longer be able to collect from the old one. If you are currently an approved garbage and recycling bag-only customer, City staff will contact you to determine if the new Green Bin is suitable for your property.
Please visit www.toronto.ca/greenbin for further details.