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Leaves and Grass Clippings

*NEW LEAF / GRASS COLLECTION BY APPOINTMENT

Leaves and grass clippings in paper yard waste bags will be collected by appointment only. Making your appointment is quick and easy.

Leaf /grass collection appointments will be from May 1 to December 1 and will be on the same day as your garbage day.

Leaf and grass clippings in paper yard waste bags can also be dropped off at Robin Hood Bay from Tuesday to Saturday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

To make a leaf/ grass collection appointment click here.

 

Note: Leaves in plastic bags will no longer be collected at the curb. Leaves must be in paper yard waste bags and set out for collection on your scheduled collection day.

 LEAF / GRASS DROP-OFF

Leaves in paper yard waste bags can be dropped-ff at the Robin Hood Bay Residential Drop-Off (RDO) until December 24. These items 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 brought to the RDO.
 

Curbside Leaf/ Grass Collection Program

By appointment only, from May 1 - December 1, leaves and grass clippings 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/ grass:

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

Leaves / grass 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 or grass 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.

 


Handling of Leaves and Grass 

Mulching and/ or composting of leaves and grass are earth - friendly ways to take care of your yard waste and saves space in our landfill making room for regular garbage. These methods assist in extending the life of our landfill.

Mulching

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

Mulching is the process of shredding leaves and grass with your lawn mower or leaf shredder and using them as mulch on your lawn and garden.
Mulched leaves and grass 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 in the prevention of the growth of weeds.
Click here to see a video on how it works.

*If you your grass is too long or you have too many leaves to mulch try the following:

Compost your leaves and grass
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 yard waste. 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. 

For more information on composting click here.


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.




   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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