Green Bin & Composting

Green Bin

Notice

Community Recycling Centres pick up schedule is Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm.

 

Image of green bin and yard waste containersLeaf and yard waste, including grass clippings, are not accepted in green bins

Green bins should only be used for food scraps and soiled paper products like napkins and pizza boxes. Learn more about what goes in the green bin.

How to get a new or replacement green bin

If you are new to the neighbourhood, or have a broken or damaged green bin, you will need a service number before picking up your bin. You can submit a request online or you can call 905-546-2489, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

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  • Once you have a service number, green bins can be picked up from a Community Recycling Centre.
  • You must bring your service number with you in order to pick up your green bin.
  • Remember to bring your broken bin before receiving a replacement. A fee may apply.
  • Remember to bring ID showing your City of Hamilton residency.

You can pick up your new green bin during the following schedule:

Community Recycling Centres Schedule

27 Olympic Drive, Dundas

460 Kenora Ave. East, Hamilton 

37 Kilbride Road, Hamilton

Tuesday to Saturday

10 am to 6 pm

Damaged or broken green bins

Gentle handling of your green bin will help it last longer. If your green bin gets damaged or cracks under normal use, see above on how to get a service number for a replacement. Once you have a service number, green bins can be picked up from a Community Recycling Centre. You must bring your service number with you in order to pick up your green bin. You must bring your broken bin before receiving a replacement. A fee may apply.

Lost or stolen green bins

Write your address on your green bin when you receive it. This will help keep track of it. The City of Hamilton is not responsible for lost or stolen green bins.

Replacement mini bins

The City does not replace mini bins.