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Fall yard waste cleanup options

Cleaning up your yard is easier than ever this fall with your green cart.

  • Always fill your green cart first. Yard waste can be put loose inside the cart.
  • Fill up paper yard waste bags if your green cart is full. Roll yard waste bags closed.
  • Yard waste in plastic bags set out with the green cart will not be picked up.
  • Extra branches can also be tied in bundles with natural fibre string (e.g. cotton, twine, jute).
  • Branches must be less than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and 1.25 m (four feet) in length.
  • Place extra bags and bundled branches at least 30 cm (1 foot) to the side of your green cart for collection.

Please note that the Leaf & Pumpkin composting program has ended. There will be no community drop-offs for yard waste.

See more tips for collecting yard waste in your green cart.


Yard waste bag placement

Make sure there is enough room around your carts on collection day. Place extra yard waste bags at least 1 foot (30 cm) to the side of your cart.

During the busy fall season, we will collect material in green carts, but may limit the number of extra paper yard waste bags that are picked up to ensure everyone gets service. If some of your extra bags are not picked up, please store them on your property until next week's collection.