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City of BrantfordBrantford to launch new Green Bin program this week

City of Brantford will begin delivering green bins and kitchen catchers to residents, along with information about the program, a list of accepted and unacceptable items, and helpful tips, starting Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

While the roll out of bins begins on Wednesday, the City expects that all households with curbside collection will receive their green bin and kitchen catcher by October 20, 2023.

Green Bin Collection begins November 1, 2023

The first collection date for the Brantford Green Bin program will be Wednesday, November 1, 2023. Green Bin organic waste will be collected on the same day as garbage and recycling collection. To learn what goes in the green bin, including food waste, paper fiber and other compostable items, please visit www.Brantford.ca/GreenBin.

“The Green Bin program is a testament to our commitment to environmental stewardship,” said Kevin Davis, Mayor for the City of Brantford. “We believe that small individual actions, when multiplied across our community, can have a tremendous impact on our environment. By introducing this program, we are taking a significant step towards a greener and more sustainable future for Brantford.”

Roughly, 35,000 homes in Brantford will soon be diverting organic waste from the landfill site. By participating in the Green Bin program, residents’ household organic waste will be made into nutrient-rich compost, reducing the amount of waste that ends up at the City’s Mohawk Street landfill. This will decrease greenhouse gas emissions and help the City of Brantford reach our ultimate goal of Zero Waste and 70% diversion by 2050.

Green Bin Open Houses

The City will be hosting a number of Ward open houses in September where residents can learn more about the Green Bin program and have their questions answered by City of Brantford staff. Registration is not required for these meetings:

  • Ward 1 – Thursday, September 14, drop-in from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Bell Homestead NHS, 94 Tutela Heights Road
  • Ward 2 – Tuesday, September 19, drop-in from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., TB Costain-SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell Street
  • Ward 3 – Thursday, September 28, drop-in from from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre – Tournament Room, 254 North Park Street
  • Ward 4 – Wednesday, September 27, drop-in from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Woodman Park Community Centre, 491 Grey Street
  • Ward 5 – Thursday, September 21, drop-in from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre, 333 Erie Avenue

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