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Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection


April 28, 2011 – The City of Thunder Bay’s spring curbside collection of organic leaf and garden waste for City residents will take place between Tuesday, May 3 and Friday, May 13, on your regular recycling day.

Leaf and yard waste collected 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 leaf and yard waste out for this special collection helps extend the life of our landfill site.

Homeowners may use Kraft (paper bags) or clear plastic bags for garden waste. Paper bags are the preferred option as they can be 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 but bags must weigh no more than 18 kg or 40 lbs. Place garden waste at the curb with recyclables on your regular recycling day, as indicated on your waste collection calendar. 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: Jason Sherband, Acting Supervisor – Landfill & Recycling, 625-3392