DROP YOUR RAKES AND START YOUR LAWN MOWERS
The City of St. John’s is taking a new approach to how we manage residents’ leaves. The City is encouraging homeowners to mulch their leaves to improve the health of their lawn. If the number of leaves is overwhelming residents can avail of the new Curbside Leaf Collection Program. During the month of November residents can place their leaves at the curb on their regular garbage collection day.
An information package has been mailed out to residential households in St. John's. Inside this package you will find brochures on Leaf Mulching and Curbside Leaf Collection as well as a Buy One Get One coupon from RONA. When you buy one package (5 bags) of paper yard waste bags at RONA, get the second package FREE.
Click brochures below for more information.
Residents are encouraged to mulch their leaves. Leaves can be mulched using a lawn mower and left on the lawn. This is beneficial to our environment, your lawn, your back and your pocket book.
Curbside Leaf Collection Pilot Program
If you have too many leaves to mulch the city is instituting a Curbside Leaf Collection Pilot Program. From November 1 to 30, 2013 leaves placed in paper yard waste bags will be collected on residents’ regular garbage day. Leaves in paper yard waste bags will be composted and used for landscaping purposes at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility. There is no limit to the number of bags set out per household when paper yard waste bags are used.
Leaves can also be placed in regular plastic garbage bags and placed at the curb as part of the regular garbage collection process. Leaves in plastic bags will count toward the limit of 10 bags of garbage per week per household.
The leaf drop-offs at Bowring Park and
Quidi Vidi Lake are not open this year.
For more information about the curbside leaf collection pilot program, or details on how to mulch your leaves right on your lawn, please see our Leaves page on this website.