The City of Thunder Bay’s curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from Oct. 27 to Nov. 6 during residents’ regular recycling days. 

Homeowners must use paper bags for leaf and yard waste. Kraft paper bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. Regular weight limits of 18 kg/40 lbs. per bag apply. 

Branches and brush can also be left at the curb for collection in bundles. Bundles must be less than one metre long and no more than 61 cm in diameter and tied with string or rope. 

“The City’s Leaf and Yard Waste collection program is very popular,” said Jason Sherband, Manager of Solid Waste and Recycling Services. “The organic waste that is picked up is added to the compost pile at the City’s Solid Waste and Recycling Facility. The resulting rich compost is made available to residents free of charge at certain times of the year for flower gardens and lawns.” 

There is no limit on the number of bags per household for leaf and yard waste collection. Residents are reminded to place the waste at the curb on their regular recycling day, as indicated on their waste collection calendars. Look for the leaf symbol on your calendar. Grass clippings will not be accepted. 

For more information, contact the Infrastructure and Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.


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Contact:          Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services, 625-3851