Yard Waste

Yard waste can go into your Green Cart for year-round collection.

Women raking yard waste leaves (JPG)Yard Waste Includes:

  • Grass clippings
  • Garden waste
  • Tree trimmings
  • Leaves

How to Put Yard Waste Out For Pick-up

  • Place yard waste in your Green Cart along with your kitchen scraps and pet waste.
  • Extra yard waste that does not fit in your Green Cart:
    • Place loose in a garbage can. The garbage can can not exceed 1.2 metres (4 feet) in height or 100 litres (22 gallons) in volume
    • Place loose in paper yard waste bags, which are available at most hardware and grocery stores.
    • Small branches can be bundled and tied with a string. Maximum branch size is 2.5 cm (1 inch) in diameter and 90 cm (3 feet) long.


  • No diseased or elm branches are permitted. Break down and place in your black cart or take to the Waste Management Facility for disposal.
  • No plastic bags are permitted. Since plastic isn’t compostable, any yard waste set out in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Yard waste must be placed out prior to 7 a.m. on your collection day to ensure pick-up.
  • Yard waste cans and bags must weigh less than 25 kg (55 lbs).
  • Be sure to place any extra yard waste one metre away from your carts on collection day. 

Yard Waste Drop-off

  • Yard waste is also accepted year-round at the Waste Management Facility.
  • Kitchen waste and pet waste are not accepted at the Yard Waste Drop-off at the Waste Management Facility.
  • Charges will apply at the Waste Management Facility, including a $7 minimum charge.

Free Yard Waste Week 

During Free Yard Waste Week residents can drop off compostable yard waste from their home free of charge at the Waste Management Facility. This includes large items such as tree trunks and branches. 

  • Spring Free Yard Waste Week - May 6 - 11, 2024
  • Fall Yard Waste Week - October 7 - 12, 2024