Spring bagged yard waste collection starts May 8

Starting May 8, residents have an opportunity to put bagged yard waste out for curbside collection.

Bagged yard waste collection takes place on your grey cart collection day between May 8 and 19.

Yard waste must be placed in paper bags, jute bags or in a clearly labeled container, and includes:

  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • hedge trimmings
  • woody plants (e.g. vines or rose bushes)
  • brush, branches, and tree limbs with a diameter less than 5 centimetres (2 inches)

Each bundle, bag or container of yard waste must not exceed 20 kilograms (44 pounds).

Residents are reminded that branches and tree limbs must be tied in bundles no larger than 1 metre (3 feet) long by 0.6 metres (2 feet) wide.

Other options

Residents can also keep leaves on their property. Yard waste and leaves provide vital nutrients to lawns and gardens. Residents can try these tips for a healthy landscape:

  • Use mulched leaves on the lawn to help control weeds and create healthier growing conditions
  • Leave grass clippings on the lawn to decompose and release organic matter and valuable nutrients into your lawn
  • Try home composting—it provides free, nutrient-rich organic matter for lawns and gardens

After spring yard waste collection

After the collection period ends on May 19, residents can bag additional leaves and yard waste and drop them off at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre (110 Dunlop Drive) for free.

Yard waste and leaves can also be put inside green cart for curbside collection all year.

Resources

Bagged yard waste collection

For information

Solid Waste Resources
519-767-0598
waste@guelph.ca