Green Bin & Composting

Green Your Routine

Banner with fish bones and composting green bin - Text - There's a bin for that Green your routine

Make the commitment to “Green Your Routine” and take ownership of your food scraps and other organic waste. Together, as residents of Hamilton we have the power to make a difference in our beautiful city. It starts with you! Learn how to get a green bin or composting tips to help you green your routine!

Take the pledge online below or pledge in person at one of our local events.

Did you know

  • In one year, Ontario residents generate enough waste to fill the Tim Hortons Field six times!
  • The average Hamilton household tosses ~45% of green bin eligible food and organic waste in the garbage.
  • Food is the third largest household expense!
  • Hamilton’s 2015 residential waste diversion rate was 47%

Taking the pledge is easy!

Change your waste disposal habits, use your green bin, and get gold! It is easy to #GreenYourRoutine.


Visit the Outreach team at the following events to take the pledge.

  • Concession Street Fest - Saturday June 9
  • Binbrook Farmers Market - Saturday July 7 - 9 am to 12 noon
  • Ancaster Farmers Market - Wednesday August 15
  • Waterdown Farmers Market - Saturday August 18
  • Locke Street Fest - Saturday - September 8
  • Hamilton Farmers Market - TBD