London's Green Bin

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June 2022 update: The start of the Green Bin program has changed

The COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing supply chain issues in the automotive and truck sector have caused the delivery of new trucks for the upcoming Green Bin program to be delayed. The new collection vehicles required for the program to begin are not expected to be delivered until different dates in 2023.

The City is working on an updated schedule for the Green Bin program to start in mid-2023 and continuing through October of that year in response to these unfortunate delays. Information about the program’s implementation will continue to be posted to this webpage when it is confirmed.

Further details about these changes to the Green Bin program can be viewed in a recent report to the Civic Works Committee.


About this project

The City of London is continuing to engage residents in the design of our Green Bin program. We are hoping to learn more about what will drive your ability and desire to participate in this new program.

What is a Green Bin?

A Green Bin is like a blue (recycling) bin, but for food waste such as fruit and vegetable skins, spoiled leftovers, and other inedible food waste like bones. The Green Bin would be collected from your home at the curbside much like your Blue Box is, and the materials from your Green Bin would be composted or digested.

Other materials like diapers and pet waste can also be incorporated in a Green Bin program, but these additional items add costs to be included in the program. For some of these items, such as diapers, the majority of the item will end up in the landfill.


June 2022 update: The start of the Green Bin program has changed

The COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing supply chain issues in the automotive and truck sector have caused the delivery of new trucks for the upcoming Green Bin program to be delayed. The new collection vehicles required for the program to begin are not expected to be delivered until different dates in 2023.

The City is working on an updated schedule for the Green Bin program to start in mid-2023 and continuing through October of that year in response to these unfortunate delays. Information about the program’s implementation will continue to be posted to this webpage when it is confirmed.

Further details about these changes to the Green Bin program can be viewed in a recent report to the Civic Works Committee.


About this project

The City of London is continuing to engage residents in the design of our Green Bin program. We are hoping to learn more about what will drive your ability and desire to participate in this new program.

What is a Green Bin?

A Green Bin is like a blue (recycling) bin, but for food waste such as fruit and vegetable skins, spoiled leftovers, and other inedible food waste like bones. The Green Bin would be collected from your home at the curbside much like your Blue Box is, and the materials from your Green Bin would be composted or digested.

Other materials like diapers and pet waste can also be incorporated in a Green Bin program, but these additional items add costs to be included in the program. For some of these items, such as diapers, the majority of the item will end up in the landfill.

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