City of Brandon’s Solid Waste Section is pleased to announce that the Green Cart Program will begin for another season during the week of April 19th – 22nd, 2022. Once underway, weekly pick-up will be maintained through early November, weather-dependant.
All collection days will coincide with a household’s regular refuse and recycling pick-up day. Program participants are reminded to have their Green Cart out for pick-up no later than 6 a.m. on their scheduled pick-up day and to only use compostable plastic bags or kraft paper bags as bin liners. Participants are also encouraged to rinse their Green Cart out regularly to avoid compost residues or odors.
“2021 was a successful year for the Green Cart Program diverting almost 2,000 tonnes from the landfill” notes City of Brandon Manager of Solid Waste Scott Haddow. “We now have over 9,000 participants in the Green Cart Program, which is encouraging to see. If you don’t yet have a Green Cart, I would encourage you to register online at City of Brandon – Green Cart Program Signup or call 204-729-2281.”
Why Should I Participate in The Green Cart Program?
There are several environmental and economic benefits resulting from a successful organic recycling program, including:
- Processing waste material to create new products that can be used within City operations and/or returned to residents of the City of Brandon for their use
- Diverting organic decomposition from the landfill will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- For every tonne that is diverted, residents of Brandon are saving $91 in landfill tipping fees
How Much Organic Waste Was Diverted Because Of The Green Cart Program In 2021?
In 2021, the Green Cart Program was successful in diverting 1,989 tonnes of food scraps and yard waste.
What Can I Put in The Green Cart?
Leaves, eggshells and paper napkins are a few of the items that are acceptable in the Green Cart Program. A list of acceptable materials can be found at City of Brandon – Green Cart Guide.
How Do I Sign Up?
Residents are encouraged to register online at City of Brandon – Green Cart Program Signup. Program registration is open for eligible residents of single-family homes or multi-family complexes of six (6) units or less.
Residents can also take their compost material to any of the City of Brandon – Yard Waste Depots locations or directly to the Eastview Landfill, located at 765 33rd Street East.
For questions about the Green Cart Program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the City of Brandon’s Solid Waste Section at 204-729-2281.
(City of Brandon PSA)