Green Bin Collection


Municipal Office

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

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Green bin organics are collected every week on your scheduled collection day. To determine your collection day, please check our online Recycle Coach app or refer to the Waste and Recycling Calendar.

Remember to place green bins at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day and no earlier than 5 p.m. the night before collection. Ensure that green bin material set out for collection is in accordance with the Town's waste program requirementsPlease remove emptied containers and any uncollected waste from the curb by 8 p.m. on collection day.

Use certified compostable bags to line your green bin or kitchen catcher. Please ensure that all organic waste material is bagged properly and securely tied.

Weight Limit

The maximum weight per green bin and its contents must not exceed 22 kg (50 lbs).

Waste Set-out Reminders
  • Place green bins at the curb by 7 a.m. for collection on your scheduled collection day. Do not place containers on the road or sidewalk as it may pose as a hazard to vehicular traffic and other residents. Proper placement will also help avoid damage to containers and will reduce interference with Town operations.
  • Keep green bins separate from your neighbours.
  • Do not overfill green bins.
  • During winter months, do not place green bins on top of or behind snow banks as it can be difficult for the collection operator to access, and may cause waste material to spill onto the roadway.
  • Use Town-approved green bins only. Green bins must not exceed 12 gallons (45 L) in capacity.
  • The maximum weight per green bin and its contents must not exceed 22 kg (50 lbs).
Additional Green Bins
To purchase additional green bins, please email with your name, phone number, address and number of bins required. Our Customer Service Centre will be in touch with you regarding payment and delivery. Please do not send payment information through email. You can alscall 905-953-5303 to place your order.
Broken Green Bins
Green bins are replaced free of charge if broken. Call Green for Life (GFL) at 1-866-421-5625 to schedule a replacement bin exchange. Broken green bins must be at the curb on the date of exchange in order to receive a replacement bin.
Missed Waste Collection
For missed waste collection or waste collection inquiries, please contact Green for Life (GFL) at 1-866-421-5625 or via email at
Oops Sticker
If you received an 'oops' sticker, please visit Green for Life's (GFL) 'oops' sticker page for more information.

What goes in the green bin?

​Food Products:
  • Baking supplies
  • Coffee filters/grounds and tea bags
  • Corn cobs/husks
  • Dairy products
  • Eggs and eggshells
  • Fat, grease and lard (solidified)
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Herbs, spices and sauces
  • Meat, fish and shellfish (including bones)
  • Nuts/shells
  • Pasta, bread, cereal, rice and grains
​Paper Products:
  • Cardboard that contains food residue (e.g. pizza box soiled with sauce, cheese, etc.)
  • Microwave popcorn bags
  • Paper plates (food-soiled)
  • Paper towels/napkins and tissues
  • Shredded paper (small amounts)
Other Products:
  • Diapers
  • Hair
  • Incontinence products
  • Nail clippings
  • Sanitary products
  • Small house plants (including soil and flowers)

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