The leaves have shown their true colours and are now dropping in droves across lawns and sidewalks—but how do you get rid of them?
Mulch them and leave them on your lawn
Grass and leaves from your fall yard clean up are full of nutrients and make great mulch for your lawn and gardens. Use your mower to break the leaves into small pieces. Scatter them evenly on your lawn or garden to promote healthy soil and plants.
Top up your green bin
If you clean up a little each week by topping up your green cart, we’ll compost them for free and your lawn will be leaf-free.
Bag them and put them out with your grey cart November 5 to 16
Bagged yard waste pick up runs November 5 to 16. Put bagged yard waste out with your grey cart and we’ll take care of the rest. If you don’t get your bagged yard waste picked up by November 16, call 519-767-0598 or email email@example.com.
Rake loose leaves to the curb after November 9
If all else fails, we’ll come and pick up leaves from the curb between November 18–29. Please put your leaves to the curb no earlier than November 9, or they become a safety and flooding hazard. If we missed your neighbourhood, you can submit a service request after November 30 by calling 519-837-5628 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drop them off at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre
If your leaves drop late in the season, after all our programs wrap up, you can bag them and take them to the Waste Resource Innovation Centre for free. Check our hours online at guelph.ca/waste.
For more information
Bagged yard waste pick up
Loose leaf collection