Why should we wrap up our waste?

Residents can use kraft-type paper bags, or newspaper to confine their organics waste, however this is not mandatory. This helps keep the Green Can clean. Residents can add their food scraps loose if they wish.

GFL Environmental Inc. will not accept string, rope or twine at their facility since some brands contain plastic and they are not able to screen incoming loads. These plastic materials cause problems to the machinery therefore no rope, string or twine is accepted.

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1. What is a Green Can?
2. Do I have to have a sticker?
3. Should I line my kitchen container and bin?
4. What about animals getting into my bins?
5. What if I have too much for my bin?
6. How does the processing facility process the waste?
7. Whose idea was this, how did this come about and who implemented this?
8. Can I place wood waste in my Green Can?
9. Why does the City not provide residents with bins to use as the Green Can?
10. Why should we wrap up our waste?
11. Can I put my food waste in my brown paper yard waste bags then?
12. Who is going to clean out the bins?
13. What about the garbage that gets stuck on the bottom of the bins?
14. How often will the City collect the Green Can?
15. Should I continue to use my backyard composter?
16. Who can participate in the Green Can Program?