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Spring yard waste collection is underway

Put out bagged yard waste with your grey cart

Yard waste is being collected every other week on grey cart collection days until June.

Loose yard waste including leaves, hedge trimmings and woody plants or vines must be placed in paper bags, or in a clearly labeled container. Grass clippings are not accepted in green carts or during curbside yard waste collection. Bags and containers must not weigh more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) each.

Brush, branches and tree limbs with a diameter less than 5 centimetres (2 inches) must be tied up with string or twine (no plastic or metal) in bundles no larger than one metre (three feet) long by 0.6 metres (two feet) wide and weighing no more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds) each.

Use leaves and grass clippings in your yard. Some yard waste can provide vital nutrients to lawns and gardens. Try these tips for a healthy landscape:

1. Use mulched leaves on the lawn to help control weeds and create healthier growing conditions
2. Leave grass clippings on the lawn to decompose and release organic matter and valuable nutrients into your lawn. This is known as grasscycling.
3. Try home composting—it provides free, nutrient-rich organic matter for lawns and gardens
4. In between yard waste collection, you can top up your green cart with yard waste (except grass clippings).