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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)