The City continues to phase in delivery of the new Green Bins and the neighbourhoods in the northern part of District 3, east of Yonge Street and west of Victoria Park Avenue, will start receiving their new bins beginning March 9. It will take about three months to complete this distribution. The City will deliver to one collection route per day, which represents approximately 1,500 households. On the same day that residents get their new Green Bin, the old one will be taken away and recycled. If collection crews miss removing your old bin that day, set it out EMPTY on your next collection cycle and it will be picked up then (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 and 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 the City will no longer be able to collect from the old one.
You can check the bin delivery progress in our area on the City’s Solid Waste Management webpage at www.toronto.ca/greenbin. These maps are updated weekly and are a useful tool to refer to if you have inquiries on the delivery status of the new Green Bins.
For questions or concerns about your new Green Bin, or to order an additional one, please contact 311.