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Be environmentally responsible during
Canadian Environment Week

Newmarket offers waste and recycling containers at a reduced price

Newmarket, Ontario, June 1, 2018 - June 4 to 10 is Canadian Environment Week! This year, be environmentally responsible by ensuring your waste and recycling items are properly disposed of. To help encourage waste reduction in our community, the Town of Newmarket will be offering green bins, blue bins, kitchen catchers and composters at a reduced price.
The Town will be selling:

  • Blue bins for $6 (limit two per household)
  • Green bins for $15 (limit two per household)
  • Kitchen catchers for $3 (limit two per household)
  • Backyard composters* for $20 (while quantities last)
Items can be purchased during regular business hours at the following Town facilities:  *Backyard composters will only be sold at the Operations Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court).

Newmarket’s commitment to the environment remains steadfast. From implementing bylaws to reduce health risks, to securing Canada’s first green subdivision, the Town continues to facilitate various programs and initiatives to raise awareness and protect the environment.
Canadian Environment Week is a great way to bring attention to the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.” says Mayor Tony Van Bynen. “Our community has always been environmentally responsible and this can be seen through various green programs and initiatives that take place throughout the year. Thank you for your participation in keeping Newmarket clean and green as we continue to divert waste from our landfills.”
Reduce, reuse and recycle by following these tips below:
  • Leave all plastic bags, Styrofoam and furnace filters out of recycling bins.
  • Recycle items such as boxboard, cardboard, plastic bottles, glass, metal cans and newspaper in the blue bin. Rinse cans and jars before placing them in the blue bin and remember to remove the lids from the jars.  
  • Use compostable bags for your green bin and kitchen catcher, and do not mix waste with organic waste (e.g. plastic wrap on a cucumber).
  • Use paper bags for your yard waste or open-top garbage cans with open handles. Yard waste must be under 50 lbs and marked ‘yard waste.’ Yard waste includes: weeds, plant trimmings and small branches (please keep grass clippings and dirt out of the bag).
  • Consider donating reusable items such as clothing or toys to charitable, non-profit organizations or community groups rather than throwing them away.
  • Download the ‘my-waste’™ app on your Apple or Android device from the App Store to access your collection schedule, the ‘what goes where?’ and ‘report a problem’ features, or visit to use the 'my-waste’™ website application for more tips.

Reducing waste by properly disposing materials is one way to have a positive impact on our environment. Placing items incorrectly can cause contamination and produce more waste. Make a change and remember to reduce, reuse and recycle. Your recycling efforts will lower greenhouse gas emissions, recover metals and reduce the volume of waste going to landfills.
If you aren’t sure what goes where, use our online my-waste’™application at

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Media Contact:Newmarket Environmental Advisory Committee
Corporate Communications, Town of Newmarket
Phone: 905-953-5300 ext. 2040

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