Curbside Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Starting

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Just some of the litter and trash collected during today's StandUp4CleanUp effort in Thunder Bay

A Northwestern Ontario morning started the day at Fort William Historical ParkTHUNDER BAY – LIVING – Curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste collection will take place from Oct. 30 – Nov. 9, on regular recycling days.

Leaf and yard waste should be placed at the curb with recyclables on the regular recycling day, as indicated on the waste collection calendar with a leaf symbol.

Only Kraft (paper) bags of leaf and yard waste will be accepted. There is no bag limit, but bags must not weigh more than 40 lbs. (18 kg).

Sticks and branches will also be collected and must be bundled with rope or twine, and be under one metre (39 inches) long and 61 cm (24 inches) in diameter. Grass clippings are not accepted.

“Leaf and yard waste put out at the curb is added to the compost pile at the Solid Waste & Recycling Facility, and the result is a rich soil additive for flower gardens and lawns,” said Jason Sherband, Manager, Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “Putting organic waste out for this special collection helps extend the life of our landfill by reducing the waste disposed of as regular garbage.”

For more information, call Infrastructure & Operations dispatch at 625-2195 or visit: www.thunderbay.ca/leafandyard