Organics Cart Information

Approved Bags for Organics Carts

The only approved bags are see-through 100% compostable bags, marked by the manufacturer with both the U.S. and Canadian compostable logos. You can purchase 100% compostable bags in Beaumont at:
  • No Frills (Glad Compostable Bags)
  • Home Hardware (Nature Compostable Organics Bin Liners)
  • Sobeys (Glad Compostable Bags)
  • Rexall (Glad Compostable Bags)
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (Glad Compostable Bags, Bio-life Compostable Mini Kitchen Bags) 

Defining "Organics"

Organics are all food and yard waste, and many items made from natural materials. 

TIP: If the material came from something that was once living, it probably goes in your Green Organics Bin!

Note: No plastic bags, including thin grocery produce bags, can be put into the organics cart.

Facts About Your Carts

  • The carts are the property of the City of Beaumont. They stay with the home where they are delivered and should never leave that address.
  • Carts should not be modified in any way, including adding a lock.
  • Replace damaged or stolen carts by calling 780-929-4300.
  • The carts can hold the equivalent of 3-4 big bags of material.

Preparing Material for Your Green Organics Cart

  • Line the bottom of the green organics cart with newspaper, paper towel or an approved 100% compostable bag to ensure items don't stick to the bottom.
  • Layer wet items with dry ones.
  • If possible, wait until the day before collection day to clear your fridge of food you're disposing of.
  • Wrap meat and seafood in newspaper to help reduce odours.
  • Cart contents must not exceed 220 lbs.

Keeping Your Organics Cart Clean to Help Reduce Odours

  • Keep the cart lid closed.
  • Wrap material in newspaper or use approved compostable bags.
  • Alternate layers of ‘brown' material (leaves, shredded paper, cardboard, sawdust, etc.) and ‘green' material (meat, dairy, garden waste, etc.).
  • Store your organics cart out of the direct sun, in a cool, well-ventilated area year round.
  • Add a small amount of baking soda.
  • Rinse the cart weekly or every second week with a water and vinegar mix or a diluted bleach solution.