Once in the spring and again in the fall, place your leaves, bundled branches, and garden waste out for curbside pickup. Look for the leaf symbol on your garbage collection calendar for your leaf & yard waste collection day. Use only clear plastic bags or kraft (paper) bags. Kraft bags are the preferred option as they are biodegradable and can be placed directly into the compost pile. Kraft bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores.
Leaf and yard waste materials are taken to the City of Thunder Bay Solid Waste & Recycling Facility and made into soil-enriching compost.
You can deliver compostable materials such as leaves, shrubs and branches directly to the landfill site compost area. No grass clippings please.
Leaf & Yard Waste Curbside Collection dates for spring 2013 have been revised due to the continuing cold weather. Collection will now take place from Tues., May 21 to Fri., May 31, on your regular recycling day.
Not sure of your Area/Zone? Call the Infrastructure & Works Dispatcher at 625-2195 or use the ReCollect Collection Reminder Service online Waste Collection Maps & Schedules.
For more information on the special one-day only seasonal collections, contact Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.