Acceptable Compostable Bags and Where to Buy Them

When storing your kitchen scraps in your Kitchen Catcher, you can place organic waste directly into it without the use of any liner or you can use one of these acceptable liners:

Look for this Certification Symbol

Only certified compostable bags with the Biodegradable Products Institute or the COMPOSTABLE logos are accepted in the Green Bin / Cart program. Paper bags are also acceptable (no certification logos required).

Look for this Compostable LogoLook for this Compostable Logo

Acceptable Compostable Bags

The following paper-based products and certified compostable bags are examples of acceptable bags in Niagara Region's Green Bin / Cart (organics) program. Niagara Region does not guarantee that this is a comprehensive list.

  • Paper-based Products
    Store quantities and availability may vary.

    Bag-to-Earth Leaf and yard waste bags

    • Kitchen Catcher liners
    • Green Bin liners
    • Leaf and yard bags

    Available at:

    • Canadian Tire
    • Food Basics
    • Foodland
    • Freshco
    • Home Hardware
    • Kaumeyer (leaf and yard waste bag) - call or order online at kaumeyerpaper.com
    • No Frills
    • Real Canadian Superstore
    • Rona
    • Sobeys
    • Valu-Mart
    • Wholesale Club
    • Zehrs

    Paper Leaf and Yard Bags

    Available at various locations across Niagara.

  • Kitchen Catcher and Green Bin Liners
    Store quantities and availability may vary.

    BioBagBioBag Compostable Kitchen Bags

    Available at:

    • Commisso's
    • Food Basics
    • Niagara Cleaning Supplies


    BIOSAKBiosak Compostable Bags

    Available at:

    • Costco
    • Foodland
    • Home Depot
    • Home Hardware


    Compliments GreencareCompliments Green Care Compostable Bags

    Available at:

    • Foodland
    • FreshCo
    • Sobeys


    FrankFrank Compostable Bags

    Available at:

    • Canadian Tire


    Giant ValueGiant Value Compostable Bags

    Available at:

    • Giant Tiger


    GLADGLAD Compostable Bags

    Available at:

    • Canadian Tire
    • Commisso's
    • Food Basics
    • Foodland
    • FreshCo
    • Giant Tiger
    • Lowes
    • Metro
    • No Frills
    • Real Canadian Superstore
    • Rona
    • Shopper's Drug Mart
    • Sobeys
    • Valu-Mart
    • Walmart
    • Wholesale Club
    • Zehrs


    Great Value Great Value Compostable Kitchen Bags

    Available at:

    • Walmart


    Natura

    Available at:

    • Home Hardware


    No NameNo Name Compostable Kitchen Bags

    Available at:

    • No Frills
    • Real Canadian Superstore
    • Shopper's Drug Mart
    • Valu-Mart
    • Wholesale Club
    • Zehrs


    SelectionSelection Compostable Bags

    Available at:

    • Food Basics
    • Metro

  • Kitchen Catcher Liners
    Store quantities and availability may vary.

    Al-PackAl-Pack

    Available at:

    • Food Basics
    • Foodland
    • GT French
    • Metro
    • Sobeys
    • Walmart
    • Zehrs


    ECOSAFEEcosafe

    Available at:

    • Healthy Cupboard
    • Pistachio's
    • Well, Well, Well


    HerculesHercules compostable bags

    Available at:

    • Dollarama


    If You Care If You Care compostable bags

    Available at:

    • Vita Health Foods


    Rona ECORona ECO Compostable Bags

    Available at:

    • Rona

  • Green Cart Liners
    Store quantities and availability may vary.

    BIOSAKBiosak green cart liners

    Available at:


  • Dog Waste Bags
    Store quantities and availability may vary.

    BioBag Dog Waste BagsBioBag

    Available at:

    • Global Pet Food
    • Pet Valu
    • Vita Health Foods


    Earth Rated UnscentedEarth Rated Dog Waste Bags

    Available at:

    • Global Pet Foods
    • Pet Smart
    • Pet Valu

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 Region's Green Bin / Cart program.

  • Grocery or produce bags
  • Transparent green, orange, blue and clear Leaf and Yard waste bags

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