In the two months since the city unrolled its green bin program, the city has diverted 2,000 tonnes of organic material from area landfills.
Last month, city diversion rates were up 20 per cent from the year before. Participation in the green bin program resulted in the biggest increase in residential diversion in years and directly translates into less waste headed to the landfill.
The city reminds its residents that the green bin program does not accept plastics of any kind, including biodegradable or compostable plastics. The city has also revised its green guidelines and is no longer accepting dog feces.