The City of Thunder Bay’s spring curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from May 14 - 24, on resident’s regular recycling days.

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

Branches and brush may also be left at the curb for collection. Bundles of branches must be less than one metre (39 inches) long and no more than 61 cm or (24 inches) in diameter, tied using string or rope.

“Leaf and yard waste put out at the curb is added to the compost pile at the City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility,” said Jason Sherband, Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “The result is a rich soil additive for flower gardens and lawns. As a bonus, putting your organic waste out for this collection helps extend the life of our landfill site.”

There is no limit on the number of bags 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 & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.


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