The City's Green Bin Organics program is changing over to their spring schedule pick ups on May 1st 

Green bins are picked up every two weeks during winter operations, however, during the spring, they will be received once a week to avoid overfilling and rotting. 

Tracy Pagenhardt, Program Coordinator for Waste and Recycling in Airdrie says May 1st just seems to be the time where people are more active. 

 "We find that around May, folks are getting out to the garden and tend to produce more of that green bin waste" 

There are a number of items you can put in the green bins to turn to compost. 

"All of your kitchen waste, all of your food waste such as meat, bones, and dairy as well as any garden waste as well and now we are also accepting pet waste"

Once the green bins are picked up the materials are turned to compost. The foods are taken to a commercial size composting facility where it is then processed in windrows so the foods are able to reach a high enough temperature to break down the materials such as bones.

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