Leaf and Yard Waste

Materials Collected
  • Brush and thatch
  • Christmas trees
  • Fallen fruit from trees
  • Gourds
  • Garden trimmings
  • Hedge and tree trimmings/branches
  • House and garden plants
  • Leaves
  • Pumpkins and decorative corn stalks
Materials Not Collected

Christmas Tree Collection

  • Collected in January - check your calendar
  • Please ensure that Christmas trees do not become frozen or stuck in snow banks. Trees buried in snow banks will not be collected.
  • Natural Christmas trees (without tinsel, decorations, ornaments, stands or plastic tree bags) may be set out for collection
  • Natural Christmas trees exceeding three meters (10 feet) must be cut in half for collection.

General Yard Waste Collection Tips

  • Place your yard waste in kraft paper yard waste bags or clearly labelled rigid open-top reusable containers. Containers cannot exceed 20 kg (44 pounds). Yard waste set out in plastic bags will not be collected.
  • Securely tie brush in bundles up to one metre (three feet) in length, and 76 centimetres (30 inches) in width, weighing no more that 20 kilograms (44 pounds).
  • Brush and tree trimmings must be 10 centimetres (four inches) or less in diameter.

Please check your collection calendar for Yard Waste collection in your area.