Organics

Each Devon residence eligible for curbside collection is provided with a green organics cart that can be used for food and yard waste or other organic waste. Organics are collected weekly from May until November and bi-weekly from November until May and are picked up on residents regular collection day (Tuesday or Wednesday) along with garbage and recycling.

Weekly organics pick up for 2019 begins the week of Apr. 30 and will continue until the week of Oct. 29. 

See our collection schedule for additional pick up dates

What can I put in my organics cart?

  • Food waste
  • Yard waste (leaves, grass clippings, twigs and trimmings)
  • Food soiled paper and cardboard (pizza boxes, cardboard take-out, napkins)

Why should I properly dispose of organics?

Separating organics from your garbage (waste) decreases the amount of material that is being landfilled, allowing the life of existing landfills to be extended. This allows the organic material to be processed properly, reducing the release of methane gas to atmosphere and creating productive uses for the material, such as a nutrient rich compost added to soil.

What happens to organics after pick up?

Organic material is taken to an organics processing facility and converted into high quality compost for agriculture and other environmental uses.

Contact

To report a broken or damaged cart, or missed collection you can contact:

Issues with garbage collection can also be reported on the Our Devon App!

Kitchen Catchers

Food scraps, soiled paper and other household organic waste can be disposed of in a kitchen catcher lined with newspaper or compostable bag. Kitchen catchers and other organic yard waste can also be emptied directly into a green organics bin without being bagged.

Kitchen Catcher Pick Up Program

To support our Devon residents in diverting organic waste from the landfill, the Town of Devon will provide one Kitchen Catcher to residents who do not have one in their home.

Residents are invited to drop by the Town of Devon Municipal Office (#1 Columbia Ave. West) to provide their name and address to receive a Kitchen Catcher for their home free of charge (max 1 per address).

Preventing freezing in organics carts

During winter months, compostable bags can be used in your kitchen catcher to help prevent food waste from freezing inside your green cart.

Brown Bag & Grass Cycling

Brown Bags

A Brown Bag collection for extra yard waste is held every spring and fall, typically the week after Large Item Collection. Brown paper bags can be filled with grass clippings, leaves, twigs, and plant trimmings. These items can also be placed in your Organics (green) and are accepted at the Devon Recycling Depot year-round.

DO NOT USE PLASTIC BAGS OR PLACE LARGE TREE BRANCHES OUT DURING BROWN BAG COLLECTION, THEY WILL NOT GET PICKED-UP.

Branches should be taken to the Devon Town Yard at 10 Exploration Drive in the Devon Industrial Park.

Grass Cycling

Simply leaving grass clippings on your lawn and mowing bag-less can provide nutrients and help your lawn maintain moisture. Make sure to rake your lawn in the spring to remove dead grass and mow your lawn when it is dry to avoid grass clumping. Lawn is very resilient to dry conditions.

Watering less frequently can benefit grass root health and strenth. A single, deep watering every 7-10 days during the early morning or evening is more effective and leswasteful than many small waterings.

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