Green bin collection information


Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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​Green bins are collected every week. For more information on your collection days, view the Waste and Recycling Calendar.​ Please note, damaged Town of Newmarket green bins can be brought to select Town of Newmarket facilities to be exchanged for a new one, free of charge.


What goes in the green bin?

Food and scraps such as:

  • Meat
  • Fish bones and shells
  • Fat, grease and lard (solidified)
  • Small amounts of cooking oil
  • Baking supplies
  • Dairy products
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee filters/grounds and tea bags
  • Corn cobs/husks
  • Nuts/shells

Solid or shredded paper, house plants and flowers

Shredded paper may be placed in the green bin in small amounts.


Other paper products that go in the green bin include:

  • Butcher and cheese paper
  • Molded pulp takeout trays
  • Ice-cream boxes
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Flour and sugar bags
  • Muffin paper
  • Paper plates, paper towels, tissue and paper serviettes, paper candy wrappers and any paper cardboard that contains food residue (sauce, cheese etc.)
  • House plants and flowers

Wax paper is not accepted in the green bin


Personal care items:

  • Diapers
  • Hair
  • Nail clippings
  • Sanitary products
  • Tampons
  • Incontinence products
  • Tissues


Pet products:

  • Animal bedding
  • Pet waste
  • Kitty litter
  • Bird seed
  • Pet food
  • Pet fur
  • Feathers
  • Sawdust (wood sources only)

Green bin bags

Please note that it is mandatory to use a 'certified compostable bag' to line your kitchen catchers or green bin.