Curbside Yard Waste Collection Begins April 24
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The City’s seasonal yard waste collection program will begin the week of April 24, 2017.

In 2016, more than 26,000 tonnes of yard waste was collected through the curbside yard waste collection program and composted at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility. The composted material is used in City flower beds and to landscape finished landfill areas. We are also exploring other opportunities for future uses.

Yard waste will be collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same collection day as recycling and garbage. Yard waste collection dates are separated into two areas.

  • Yard waste collection “Area A” begins Monday, April 24, 2017
  • Yard waste collection “Area B” begins Monday, May 1, 2017

Residents can find out if their collection day is “Area A” or “Area B” by:

Yard waste can be put in:

  • any reusable container without a lid (e.g., plastic tubs, old blue boxes, old metal or plastic garbage containers) – containers should not be broken or damaged
  • cardboard boxes
  • paper yard waste bags (available at many stores such was Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire, etc)

Yard waste stored in plastic bags are not accepted because they do not break down and will ruin the finished compost.

Yard waste containers should be placed to the side of their recycling and garbage carts. Make sure to leave an arm’s length between yard waste containers and recycling and garbage carts.

The program will continue until November, depending on the weather.