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How to compost yard and garden waste

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​Put all yard waste into your green cart for composting, including:
  • Leaves
  • Cones (all conifers - pine, spruce, etc.)
  • Plants, flowers, garden waste
  • Branches, twigs, hedge prunings (must be less than 15 cm in diameter and 1.25 m in length to fit in the green cart)
  • Grass clippings, sod
  • Weeds
  • Untreated mulch
  • Hay

Special instructions

Fill your green cart first. If your green cart is full:

  • Place yard waste in paper yard waste bags; or
  • Bundle branches together with natural fibre string

Set tied branches or bags at least 30 cm (one foot) to the side of your green cart. Do not lean the branches or bags on the cart or place on top of the cart lid.

Yard and garden waste


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