Using your green bin is an easy way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Hey! Food scraps aren’t garbage! Food scraps need to be separated from regular garbage. They belong in the green bin. This applies to everyone in the region, including all homes, businesses, schools, grocery stores, and restaurants.

Recycling one tonne of food scraps prevents the equivalent 0.4 tonnes of CO2 emissions. For the average Metro Vancouver household, that’s equivalent to driving 1,200 kilometres in an average passenger vehicle. Putting food scraps in the green bin instead of the garbage is an easy way to reduce your impact on the climate.