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Organics Infographic

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FACTS
organics
ABOUT
For apartments and condominiums in Metro Vancouver
Organics make up almost HALF the waste stream in multi-family buildings. (1)
46.8%
Why Divert Food Waste?
Organics
Haulers with loads containing >25% percentage of organics will be subjected to a 50% surcharge [2]:
2015
Organic Disposal Ban:
Already  Banned  from  Landfills:
after July 1
Cardboard
Paper
Yard Waste
Beverage Containers
Clean Wood
2016
onwards
The amount of food scraps allowed in the garbage will be lowered over time, as with other past banned materials.
Ask Your Hauler the Right Questions:
Getting Started
Frequency: How often are organics collected?
Equipment: What type of containers are provided? (Bins, carts, kitchen catchers)
Education: Do they provide posters, signage or training sessions?
Hygiene: Do they provide odour management and bin cleaning services?
What goes in
wHAT STAYS OUT
Fruits & Vegetables  
Fish & Seafood
Eggs & Dairy
Breads & Grains
Tea Bags
Coffee Grounds
Food-Soiled Paper
Meat & Poultry
No Plastics
No Diapers
No Animal Waste
No Glass
No biodegradable or compostable bags
REDUCE
Recycle
Reuse
Food scraps in green bins Baking soda for odour Please no plastic bags
Cook and eat all parts Freeze or preserve surpluses Donate to food banks
Clear out your fridge first Order what you can finish Buy just what you need
Haikus for Organics
Learn to fold a kitchen catcher liners out of newspaper! [3]
Got more questions on organics? Visit www.rcbc.ca Or call the Hotline at 604-RECYCLE (732-9253)