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Curbside Food Waste Collection

Green Bin Program Service Starts October 6, 2020! Check your mail for the introductory guide to come later this summer.

Get the digital version of the Collection Guide here.

What is the service?

  • Weekly collection of food waste and food soiled paper
  • 45-litre SCRD-provided Green Bin
  • Maximum weight 20kg (44lbs)
  • For service schedule go to

Green Bin - What's In

  • Bread & pastries
  • Dairy - dairy products, cheese, eggs/shells
  • Fish - raw, cooked, bones, soft shells from lobster, crab or shrimp
  • Fruit & vegetables - raw, cooked, whole, peelings
  • Meat & bones - raw, cooked or bones
  • Tea & coffee grounds - paper tea bags, tea leaves, coffee grounds & filters
  • All uneaten food and plate scrapings, including:
  • Food soiled paper - paper towels, paper plates, paper napkins, food soiled cardboard, newspaper
  • Cut flowers, flower bunches and house plant cuttings

The materials collected from the Green Bin program will be processed into compost, a benefical resource.

What's Out
Please do not place any of these materials in your Green Bin:

  • Garbage
  • Liquids of any kind
  • Dryer lint, vacuum contents, hair, pet waste
  • Elastics, staples, twist ties or produce stickers
  • Hard shells from clams or oysters
  • Plastics of any kind, including compostable or biodegradable as these are not compatible with our local composting facility
  • Yard or garden green waste

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about food waste collection.

Food waste accounts for approximately 35% of household garbage found in the Sechelt Landfill. Diverting food from the landfill will help extend the life of the landfill which at our current rate of disposal, is scheduled to close in 2025.

Garbage collection will be reduced to every other week with the launch of the Green Bin program.

More information coming soon.