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 early 2024 (pending approval).

Organics collection has been a key request over the past few years, and will be provincially required by 2025. In 2023, the Province made changes to recycling that will shifted 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 a year earlier than the provincial requirement.

General timeline:

  • Contract documents prepared in 2023
  • Distribution of green bins in early 2024
  • Collection of organics begins in 2024

Backyard Compost Bins

For residents who would like to compost, the Township sells 280 litres backyard composter at cost.

You can buy a backyard 280 litres compost bin for $95.50 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.