Multi-Family Green Bin Guidelines
About 50% of a typical residential household's garbage is food scraps and food-soiled paper products. Help reduce waste by placing your food scraps and food-soiled paper in your complex's Green Bin for composting.
The City of Burnaby provides weekly collection of Green Bins to apartments, condos and town homes that have City service for garbage and recycling. Learn more about the Apartment, Condo and Town home Green Bin Program.
Recycle your food scraps in 3 easy steps:
Step 1Get a collection of your choice. Local retailers carry a wide variety.
Step 2Line collection container with paper (newspaper, boxboard, or paper bags). Do not use compostable or biodegradable bags, they are not accepted.
Step 3Empty your container with the wrapped food scraps into your complex's Green Bin.
Green Bin Guidelines
Download a copy the Green Bin Guide to know what is accepted in your Green Bin
Green Bin Tips
Keep your complex's Green Bin clean and reduce odour:
- "Wrap Your Scraps" using newspaper, boxboard or paper bags before placing in the Green Bin.
- Keep lid closed to deter pests.
- Freeze food scraps, especially meat/fish products, before placing in the Green Bin.