Can I use a compostable or bio-degradable plastic bag to line my Curbside Organics bin?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

Acceptable materials vary depending on municipality. Please contact the Recycling Hotline or your municipality to determine the acceptability of compostable or biodegradable plastic bags in your green bin program. 

Plastic bags labelled biodegradable or compostable are not accepted in most curbside organics programs in BC.  If compostable or biodegradable plastics are not accepted through your municipal program, you can use a plain paper bag or newspaper to line your bin.

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