Green Cart Program
Green cart collection will begin June 4th in line with your current black cart collection schedule. If your black cart is usually picked up on Monday - your green cart will be picked up on Monday too!
-Place your green cart at the curb, not on the sidewalk or in the middle of the alley
- Leave 1m space around each cart (black and green are picked up on the same day)
- DO NOT leave your green cart or black cart at the curb after your collection day.
Environment Canada has identified organic waste material as making up about 40% of residential waste. The more waste we put in our landfills, the more we contribute to the release of greenhouse gasses and pollution that can leak into ecosystems - harming plants and animals.
You can help reduce the amount of waste that is sent to our landfills by compositing. Organic materials such as kitchen scraps, and back yard debris contain essential plant nutrients that can be easily recycled through composting for use as fertilizer and soil amendment – keeping reusable material out of our landfills.
Composting is done by keeping organic material out of your everyday garbage - piling up organic waste, and then maintaining that pile while micro and macro organisms break down what is inside. The Organic material can be utilized as a soil amendment for agriculture, landscaping and horticultural applications as compost improves soils compositions when used.
Strathmore’s Curbside Organics Collection
The Town of Strathmore is introducing a Green Cart Program to collect food scraps, pet waste, and yard clippings. This material will be composted, and turned into a nutrient-rich soil amendment.
Look inside your Green Cart to find a detailed information package, including:
• An updated collection calendar
• A list of acceptable materials
• Instruction for cart placement
• Ideas for keeping your green cart clean
• A new kitchen catcher
• Compostable Bags
Here's an idea of what can go into your green cart:
Please keep these items OUT of your green cart.
- No plastic, oxo-biodegradable or biodegradable bags. If using a bag, only use certified compostable bags.
- No diapers, wipes or sanitary products
- No food or beverage packaging
- No plastic plates or cutlery
- No painted or treated wood
- No fruit or vegetable stickers
- No dryer lint or vacuum dirt
- No wax paper or butcher's paper