Leaf and yard waste, including grass clippings, will no longer be accepted in green bins

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Leaf and yard waste, including grass clippings, will no longer be accepted in green bins

Effective April 1, 2019 Leaf and yard waste, including grass clippings will not be accepted in green bins. The Central Composting Facility voluntarily closed in June 2018 to address odour concerns. To assist in re-starting the facility and stay within the new reduced capacity, the City is asking residents to stop using their green bin for leaf and yard waste including grass clippings.

Place all yard waste, including grass clippings, in a brown paper yard waste bag or an open top rigid reusable container marked with a free yard waste sticker. Yard waste stickers cannot be placed on green bins or blue boxes.

Green bins should only be used for food scraps and soiled paper products like napkins and pizza boxes. Learn more about what goes in the green bin.

Learn more about leaf and yard waste disposal