green bin toronto

New green bins in Toronto aren't raccoon proof after all

Toronto's fancy new green bins might not be as raccoon-proof as they've been advertised. Photos posted to Twitter show the tops of the city-issued organic waste bins chewed straight through by pesky urban wildlife shortly after delivery to residents in Scarborough.

The user who posted the photos claims that the new bins use thinner plastic than the prior version, which makes them susceptible to persistent pests looking for a food supply. Should this prove a trend, it would be quite embarrassing for the city, who awarded a $31 million contract to a California firm to redesign the green bin to be more raccoon-proof.


It would also prove a rare occasion when Giorigo Mammoliti was actually right about something. He was highly critical of the proposed new bins when they were debated at City Hall last year.

So far it looks like raccoon 1, city of Toronto 0.

Photo by @chachacha2014JN.


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Here's how much it really costs a person to live in Toronto and it's way more than you think

Young people are leaving Ontario in droves and moving to other provinces

February thunderstorms and hail are baffling Ontario residents

Ontario driver busted speeding twice in exact same spot less than 30 minutes apart

Viral altercation at Toronto mall has people questioning who was in the wrong

Tourist rides Toronto transit for the first time and here's what she thought

People are angry about trucks tearing up Toronto parks

Famous Toronto landmark will now be illuminated in glittering lights year-round