- Just leave it: yard waste provides shelter for wildlife and builds up your soil quality.
- Bag yard waste and leaves and put them to the curb on your grey cart collection day. Yard waste pickup will end the week of November 21 for yard waste collection in Week A and will end the week of November 28 if your collection is in Week B. Find your grey cart collection day here: https://guelph.ca/living/environment/garbage-and-recycling/
- Rake leaves to curb one week before pickup. This year pickup is expected to begin the week of November 14 until November 25.
- Drop them off for a fee at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre at 110 Dunlop Drive.
Bagged yard waste collection
Bagged yard waste collection happens on your grey cart collection day. You can place bagged leaves and other yard waste (no grass clippings) in paper bags or clearly marked containers, and bundle brush, branches and tree limbs using twine or string, and place it at the curb until the fall. Learn how to prepare your yard waste for curbside collection.
Download the Guelph Waste app or use the Waste Wizard to view your yard waste collection day. For more information about bagged yard waste, please call Solid Waste Resources at 519-767-0598 or [email protected].
Please keep your waste carts and yard waste bags or containers separate from loose leaves for collection.
Loose leaf collection
We’ll be collecting loose leaves from neighbourhoods with mature trees only in the fall. We make one collection per street.
Loose leaf collection mapIf you rake your leaves too early, it can cause clogged storm drains and street flooding, unsafe cycling lanes and hazards for children playing in the leaves.
For more information about loose leaf collection contact Operations at 519-837-5628 or [email protected].