The Township of Russell does not currently collect organics (also known as compost or green bin).

Organics will be part of the Township's waste collection starting in the Fall of 2023/Beginning of 2024 (pending approval).

Organics collection has been a key request over the past few years, and will be provincially required by 2025. In the same year that the Township will implement organics collection (2023), the Province will be making changes to recycling that will shift the cost of recycling onto packaging manufacturers. The reduction in costs for the Township will balance out the cost of implementing the organics program, while still introducing the service two years earlier than the provincial requirement.

General timeline:

  • Contract documents prepared in 2022
  • Distribution of green bins in 2023
  • Collection of organics begins September 2023

Backyard Compost Bins

For residents who would like to compost, the Township sells backyard composter at cost.

You can buy a backyard compost bin by paying at Town Hall at 717 Notre Dame Street, Embrun. Once your payment is received, your bin will be delivered to your house in the following week.

The sale of composters is only available to residents of the Township of Russell.