Green Bin & Composting

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The Hamilton Fire Department would like to know how residents feel about the services we are providing. Your responses will help identify what is important to you, where we are performing well and areas where we can improve.

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Le Service des incendies souhaite que les résidents donnent leur avis sur les services offerts.  Vos réponses nous aideront à identifier ce qui est important pour vous, ce que nous faisons bien et ce que nous devons améliorer.

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Service at a Glance

Do you need a green bin?

If you are new to the neighbourhood, or have a broken green cart, there are ways for you to get a new one so that you can start, or get back to, composting your food scraps. The first step is giving us a call so that we can give you a service number to go and pick one up.

When's your next collection day?
  • Search for your collection schedule
  • View the holiday schedule
  • Download the City's free waste app
Not sure where to put that apple core or paper coffee cup?
  • Search waste coach for any waste item
  • Download the City's free waste app
Are you struggling with the “yuck” factor in your green bin?

There are some simple tips that you can follow to keep pests away from your green bin and keep it from smelling bad.

  • Line it with flyers or newspaper
  • Put it out every week even if it isn’t full
  • Rinse it every week after it’s been emptied
Do you want to try making your own compost?

Backyard composting is an easy way to reduce the amount of waste that you put at the curb each week. The City sells backyard composters, provides helpful hints, and information to overcome common problems.