Consult the following tree and the compostable materials list below to find out what can be put in your brown bin.

PLANT MATERIAL
01 Flowers
02 Plants, weeds
03 Lawn, hay, lime
04 Dead leaves
05 Conifer needles
06 Wood chips, cork
07 Small branches, no more than 1 cm (0.5 inch) of diameter

FIBERS
08 Tissues
09 Paper towels
10 Hand towels
11 Cotton swabs (only the cardboard tip) and makeup cottons
12 Bills, silk paper, parchment, paper and cardboard waxed or not
13 Soiled paper and cardboard not plasticized

LEFTOVERS
14 Fruits and vegetables, peelings, corn cobs
15 Egg and nut shells
16 Bread and pasta
17 Meat, bones, poultry, fish
18 Cooked and raw seafood
19 Dairy products
20 Ground and filter coffee, tea and herbal tea bags

OTHER SUBSTANCES
21 Hair
22 Pet litter
23 Avoid compostable bags, it is better to drop materials loose in the bin

PROHIBITED MATERIALS
24 Plastic bags and biodegradable bags
25 Packaged out-of-date foods
26 Tetra Pak, goes in recycling

Tips and tricks

Put paper and cardboard in your brown bin. This prevents material from freezing in winter and avoids odors in summer.

Drop all materials loose in the bin. Otherwise, privilege the use of paper bags or compostable certified bags.

Did you know that with all the compostable materials collected over the entire territory, the Municipality makes a useful and high quality compost? You can purchase it at the Waste Management Center (WMC) for $ 5 for the equivalent of a brown bin (240 liters or 3 fish baskets) or $ 25 per tonne (the equivalent of a box of truck). Do not forget to bring your containers! Remember that the quality of the product depends directly from your efforts at doing a good management of residual materials.