Acceptable Compostable Bags and Where to Buy Them

Residents have a number of options when it comes to how they store and set out their Green Bin material and Leaf/Yard Waste. You may place organic waste directly into either your Green Bin or Kitchen Catcher without the use of any liner at all. Any reusable container for your leaf and yard waste materials is also acceptable.

Plastic bags, including transparent bags (green, orange, clear) are NOT accepted in our Green Bin and Leaf and Yard Waste collection programs.

Lining your Container

To line your Green Bin or Kitchen Catcher, use any of the following acceptable liners:

Look for this Certification Symbol

When shopping for certified compostable bags, they must contain one of the following logos:

Look for this Compostable LogoLook for this Compostable Logo

Only certified compostable bags with the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) or the COMPOSTABLE logos identified above are accepted in the Green Bin program.

Kraft Paper Bags are also acceptable (no certification logo required).

The BPI or COMPOSTABLE logo must be visible for the bag to be collected with organics.

Acceptable Compostable Bags

The following paper-based products and certified compostable bags with the BPI logo are acceptable for Niagara Region's Green Bin (organics) and Leaf and Yard Waste collection programs.

Paper-Based Products

*Store quantities and availability may vary

Paper Leaf and Yard Bags

Available at:

  • Various locations across Niagara region


Bag-to-Earth Leaf and yard waste bags

  • Small Food Waste Bag
  • Leaf and Yard Waste Bag

Available at:

  • Canadian Tire
  • Dollarama
  • Food Basics
  • Giant Tiger
  • GT French Paper
  • Home Depot
  • Home Hardware
  • Kaumeyer Paper
  • Metro
  • No Frills
  • Price Chopper
  • Real Canadian Superstore (Food Waste)
  • Rona
  • Shoppers Drug Mart
  • Sobeys (Food Waste)
  • Wal-Mart
  • Zehrs

Bin Fresh Kitchen Bin LinersKitchen bin liner

Available at:

  • Wal-Mart


Certified Compostable Plastic Bags

*Store quantities and availability may vary

Al-Pack Compostable Bags Al-Pack

Available at:

  • Kaumeyer Paper
  • Wal-Mart


Al-Pack Lawn and Leaf Bags Al-Pack

Available at:

  • Kaumeyer Paper


BAG-TO NATURE Compostable Kitchen BagsBAG-TO NATURE Compostable Kitchen Bags

Available at:

  • Home Depot
  • Local Retailers


BioBag Compostable Kitchen BagsBioBag Compostable Kitchen Bags

Available at:

  • A&P
  • Food Basics
  • Naturally Healthy
  • Niagara Cleaning Supplies

BioBag Dog Waste BagsBioBag Dog Waste Bags

Available at:

  • Niagara Cleaning Supplies


Bio-Life Certified Compostable BagsBio-Life Certified Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Shoppers Drug Mart


BIOSAK Compostable Brown Bags for Kitchen OrganicsBIOSAK Compostable Brown Bags for Kitchen Organics

Available at:

  • Canadian Tire
  • Costco
  • GT French Paper
  • Home Depot
  • Home Hardware
  • No Frills
  • Real Canadian Superstore
  • Zehrs

Compost-A-Bag For Kitchen OrganicsCompost-A-Bag For Kitchen Organics

Available at:

  • Local Retailers
  • Niagara Cleaning Supplies


Compliments Green Care Compostable BagsCompliments Green Care Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Foodland (IGA)
  • FreshCo
  • Price Chopper
  • Sobeys


Frank Organic Waste BagsECOSAFE Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Canadian Tire


ECOSAFE Compostable BagsECOSAFE Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Avondale
  • Naturally Healthy
  • Everyday Well Being
  • Organic General Store
  • Healthwise
  • Peanut Mill
  • Healthy Cupboard
  • Pistachio's
  • Rosemary's Natural Choices
  • Vita Health Food
  • Well, Well, Well

GLAD Compostable BagsGLAD Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Canadian Tire
  • Food Basics
  • Foodland (IGA)
  • FreshCo
  • Home Depot
  • Metro
  • No Frills
  • Price Chopper
  • Sobeys
  • Wal-Mart
  • Zehrs

Great Value Compostable Kitchen Bags

Great Value Compostable Kitchen Bags

Available at:

  • Wal-Mart
  • Wal-Mart Supercentre


HUSKY EcoGuard Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Home Depot


If You Care Compostable Bags

If You Care Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Vita Health Foods


Likewise Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Canadian Tire


Natura Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Home Hardware


Naturesac Compostable Bags

Natursac Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Vita Health Foods


No Name Compostable BagsNo Name Compostable Kitchen Bags

Available at:

  • No Frills
  • Real Canadian Superstore
  • Zehrs
  • Loblaws


Quikki Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Giant Tiger


Rona ECO Compostable BagsRona ECO Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Rona


Selection Compostable Bags

Selection Compostable Bags

Available at:

  • Metro


Tuff Guy Compostable Kitchen Organics BagsTuff Guy Compostable Kitchen Organics Bags

Available at:

  • Dollarama


    Tuff Guy Compostable Kitchen Organics Bags

Available at:

  • Giant Tiger


Unacceptable Plastic Bags

Non-compostable plastic bags, even those labelled 'degradable', 'biodegradable' or 'oxo-degradable', are NOT accepted.

The following plastic bags are NOT compostable and are NOT acceptable in Niagara's organics collection programs:

  • Bio-Solo Bags
  • GLAD Green Recycling Bags for Kitchen Organics
  • Grocery or produce bags
  • Hero Clear Green Recycling Bags
  • No-Name Quick-tie Bags for Composting
  • Quikkie Green Kitchen Recycling Bags
  • Super-Sak Transparent Green Bags for Kitchen Organics
  • Transparent Green, Orange and Clear Leaf and Yard Waste Bags

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