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Curbside Leaf & Garden Waste Collection


May 5, 2010 – The City of Thunder Bay’s spring curbside collection of organic leaf and garden waste for City residents will take place between Tuesday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 18 on your regular recycling day.

Leaf and yard waste put out at the curb is added to the compost pile at the City of Thunder Bay Solid Waste and Recycling Facility. The result is a rich soil additive for flower gardens and lawns to beautify Thunder Bay. As a bonus, putting your organic waste out for this special collection helps extend the life of our landfill site by reducing the waste that ends up on the garbage face.

Homeowners may use Kraft (paper bags) or clear plastic bags for garden waste. Paper bags are placed directly into the compost and become compost too. Kraft bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. 

There is no bag limit on leaf and yard waste. Place garden waste at the curb with recyclables on your regular recycling day, as indicated on your waste collection calendars. Look for the leaf symbol on your calendar. Grass clippings will not be accepted. Branches and twigs should be bundled in lengths no longer than one metre (three feet). 

Questions about collection may be directed to Transportation and Works Dispatch at 684-2195.

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Contact: Rick Latta, Supervisor – Landfill & Recycling, 625-3392