District Encourages Use of Green Bins

Posted: 2018-07-30 07:24:31 By: hbr

The District has begun to encourage a green bin initiative for 2018.

Jamie Delaney, Manager of Environmental Compliance, told Huntsville Councilors at their General Committee meeting last week, that use of Green Bins in the area has been extremely low this summer.

Delaney says, they want to discover the barriers and educate people on why the program is important. Understand why people are not participating and find out how we can reach them.

Delaney went on to say that they do have a backyard compost rebate program in rural areas. However some people can be hesitant of composting their back yards because it can attract unwanted wildlife.

Muskoka does not have any mandatory recycling laws like some municipalities in Ontario such as London. Muskoka has a policy to only allow three bags of garbage a week while most leading municipalities are at one or two.

Commissioner of Public works Fred Jaun says that one third of a person's waste comes from kitchen organics and that one of the worst things you can do to landfills are put organics in your garbage because it creates green house gases.

For more information on how to use your green bin, go to