Yard Waste

Weekly collection in 2024

All yard waste must be at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day, but not before 7:00 p.m. the night before.

  • Spring and summer yard waste will be collected weekly from April 1 to September 27, 2024 (Maximum of 10 bags/containers)
  • Fall yard waste will be collected weekly from September 30 to November 29, 2024 (Maximum of 30 bags/containers)

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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.

Yard waste materials

Below is list of materials that can and cannot be accepted as yard waste:

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 materials

Rocks, dirt, sod or large branches will not be collected. Please dispose of these materials at the Mohawk Street Landfill Site.

Reporting a missed collection 

Residents are reminded that the City’s Collection Contractor has until 5 p.m. to complete collection activities on collection days. Please note that the City will only accept reports of missed collection the morning after a resident’s scheduled collection day.

Report a Yard Waste Collection Issue 


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.