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.

2019 Yard waste collection schedule

Yard waste collection follows a seasonal schedule:

  • Spring/summer (April 1 to September 27), maximum of 10 bags per week.
  • Fall (September 30 to November 29), maximum of 30 bags per week.
  • 2019 Christmas tree collection (January 7to 18). 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

Kraft paper yard waste bags or open rigid walled containers. NO PLASTIC BAGS. Do not rake yard waste to the curb. Place properly contained yard waste in front of your property.

Acceptable materials

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.