Yard Waste

All yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on your scheduled collection day, but not before 7 p.m. the night before.

2020 Yard waste collection schedule

Yard waste collection follows a seasonal schedule:

  • Spring/summer (April 6 to September 25), maximum of 10 bags per week.
  • Fall (September 28 to November 27), maximum of 30 bags per week.
  • 2021 Christmas tree collection (January 4 to 15). Remove all ornaments, tinsel, plastic bags and tree stands. Christmas trees should be no longer than 1.8m (6 feet) in length for collection.

Acceptable yard waste containers

Place your yard waste in kraft paper yard waste bags or open rigid walled containers.  Do not rake yard waste to the curb. Place properly contained yard waste in front of your property.

Acceptable materials

Please make sure you keep plastic bags and other non-yard waste materials out of your kraft paper bags. 

We accept:

  • Grass, leaves, weeds, yard rakings.
  • Tied and bundled brush, hedge clippings and tree trimmings no larger than 4 feet in length and 3 feet in diameter.
  • All branches less than 4 inches in diameter.

Unacceptable waste

Rocks, dirt, sod or large branches are not collected in the curbside yard waste program. Please dispose of these materials at the Mohawk Street Landfill Site.

Grasscycling

Grasscycling is a process that allows grass clippings to remain on the lawn after mowing to return nutrients back to the soil. Grasscycling saves time and labour and is a benefit to both the lawn and the environment. Start grasscycling by following these easy steps:

  1. Sharpen mower blades so grass doesn't tear. Tearing grass makes it more prone to disease.
  2. Make sure grass is dry.
  3. Set the blade height to 3 inches.
  4. Cut the grass.
  5. Leave grass clippings on the lawn.

It is a simple procedure that saves time, reduces waste and leads to a deeper, healthier root system that increases the lawn's resistance to disease, drought and insects.

If you use a lawn service, tell them to use the grasscycling method.