Food is not garbage
Adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Nila Gopaul
Reading by Jessica Heafey
Metro Vancouver* wants you
to recycle your food scraps.
Starting in January 2015,
food scraps must go into a green bin.
Then the city collects the scraps.
The scraps make compost soil.
Farms and gardens use this soil.
- *Metro Vancouver has 23 members,
for example, Richmond, Surrey,
and Tsawwassen** First Nation.
- Metro Vancouver population: 2.4 million (2,400,000)
- 40% of garbage is food waste.
** say: TSA-wah-sen
What goes in the green bin?
Three easy steps
Illustrations by Nola Johnston