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Handling of Leaves

Leaf mulching and composting of leaves are an earth - friendly way to take care of your leaves and saves space in our landfill making room for regular garbage. These methods assist in extending the life of our landfill.

Leaf Mulching

Save your time, your money, your back and improve your lawn's health by mulching leaves right on your lawn! There's no need to rake your leaves, buy bags or lug the bags to the curb when you mulch your leaves.

Leaf mulching is the process of shredding leaves with your lawn mower or leaf shredder and using them as mulch on your lawn and garden.
Leaf mulch gives nutrients back to the soil. Your lawn and gardens will require less fertilizer and other additives. Leaf mulch also helps retain moisture in soil and prevents the growth of weeds.
Click here to see a video on how it works.

*If you have too many leaves to mulch try the following:

Compost your leaves
Add thin layers of leaf mulch (1 inch) to your composter while alternating with other materials. You can also use a separate composter for only leaves. For a leaf composter, alternate 6 inches of leaf mulch with a thin layer (1 inch) of soil or finished compost and maintain by turning it regularly and keeping it moist.

Dig leaves into your garden
Dig leaves directly into your garden to add organic matter and nutrients to the soil.

Use leaves as mulch
Put leaf mulch on gardens and flower beds and around trees and shrubs.
Click here to see a video on how it works.

Curbside Leaf Collection Program

From October 26 - November 27, leaves in paper yard waste bags will be picked up at the curb on the same day as your garbage day.

There are two options for bagging leaves:

1. An earth - friendly way to take care of your leaves is to use paper yard waste bags.

Leaves will be collected separately from your garbage by City trucks and delivered to the landfill where they will be composted. The compost will be used for landscaping purposes on City property.

There is no limit to the number of paper yard waste bags set out for collection at your curb.

Paper yard waste bags are available at most hardware stores and building centres.

2. By using plastic bags for your leaves these leaves will go directly with your garbage and will be landfilled having no further use.

These bags will count towards your 10 bag limit for garbage.








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