Solid Waste

Contact Information

Eastview Landfill

765 33rd St E.
Brandon, MB R7A 7L2

Office Phone: 204-729-2281

Email: solidwaste@brandon.ca

Green Cart Guide

 

Acceptable Material

Items that are acceptable in the City of Brandon Green Cart program are:

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Twigs (less than .1 cm or ¼” in diameter)
  • Plants
  • Old potting soil
  • Soft plant stems
  • Weeds
  • Small amounts of wood chips/sawdust
  • Fruit scraps (peels, seeds, pits, etc.)
  • Vegetable trimmings
  • Compostable bags
 
  • Egg shells
  • Tea bags/tea leaves
  • Coffee grounds with filters
  • Small amount of shredded paper
  • Pasta, rice, baked goods
  • Plain bread
  • Feathers
  • Seafood shells
  • Food soiled uncoated paper products
  • Paper plates, napkins, etc.
 


 

Items NOT acceptable in the City of Brandon Green Cart Program are:

  • Human or animal (including pet) waste
  • Metals
  • Diapers
  • Meat, fish, and bones
  • Dairy products
  • Cheese, meat or sauces
  • Plastics
  • Fats and oils
  • Large branches, logs (more than ¼” in diameter)

 

 

Green Cart Tips

  • Collection of your green cart takes place weekly throughout the summer, however, you should only put your cart out when it is full.
  • By wrapping food scraps in old newspaper you will trap the smells inside the paper, and thus reduce the chance for odours to be noticed by you and your neighbours.
  • To reduce odours: Sprinkle small amounts baking soda, powdered garden lime, powdered laundry detergent (no bleach) in your cart.
  • Don’t forget to collect organic material from other rooms in your house such as your laundry room and/or bathroom(s). Facial tissue, toilet paper rolls, dryer lint, are just a few of the other items that can go in your green cart for collection.
  • Wash your Green Cart with mild detergent or a vinegar/water solution immediately after collection or as required.
  • If you notice maggots in your cart you can use the following methods to kill the maggots and fly eggs:
    • Pour boiling water on them
    • Sprinkle large amounts of salt on them
    • Use a mild detergent with a fragrance
    • Clean your cart as soon as it has been emptied
  • Store your green cart outside in a convenient location for you and when not in use always keep the lid closed.
  • To help with the dumping process:
    • Place some cardboard at the bottom of the cart so that grass and other organic material do not stick
    • When placing cart out at edge of curb or laneway for collection, dump an ice cream size pail of water around the edge of cart to help loosen material.
    • Alternate layers of kitchen waste with dry yard waste
    • When you have excess material (leaves and garden waste) allow material to dry before placing in cart - this will ensure material does not stick to the outside of cart