Organic Waste

The Township of Cavan Monaghan will be starting a pilot Organic Waste program for Millbrook area residents in November 2019.

Organic Waste Program Information


Your bins will be delivered October 19-20 and dropped off at the end of the driveway in the pilot program area. You will receive a curbside bin with a kitchen collector inside along with a poster and accepted items magnet.

Accepted Items

You can check to see what is accepted as organic waste in the Organic Waste Sorting Guide.


Your green curbside bin will be collected weekly at 7 am along with your garbage and recycling. You do not need to wait for your bin to be full to have it collected.

You can line your kitchen collector with a compostable bag, paper bag, newspaper, or have no liner at all. When you fill the bin, you can empty the contents of the kitchen collector, including your bag or liner, into your curbside bin.

Backyard Composting

If you are interested in backyard composting the County of Peterborough sells a variety of composters at the County Public Works Office (310 Armour Road, Peterborough). You are also able to participate in the Garbage to Garden, an at home composter installation program (summer months only). For more information you can contact Peterborough County at 705-775-2737 or

If you are in a multi-unit building and want to participate in the pilot program please contact the Public Works Clerk.

Your participation in the program is important but we know there will be some residents who are not interested. You can return the bins to the Township Office at 988 County Road 10.

You can review our Frequently Asked Questions for additional information.