THUNDER BAY – All those leaves on your lawn can make a positive impact on our local environment.
The City of Thunder Bay’s fall curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from October 29 – November 8, on resident’s regular recycling days.
Homeowners must use Kraft (paper bags) for leaf and yard waste. Kraft bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. Regular bag weight limits of 18 kg/40 lbs or less apply.
Branches and brush may also be left at the curb for collection. Bundles of branches must be less than one meter (39 inches) long and no more than 61 cm or (24 inches) in diameter, tied using string or rope.
“By taking part in the City’s Leaf & Yard Waste collection program, you are helping to extend the life of our landfill site,” said Jason Sherband, Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “Leaf and yard waste put out at the curb is added to the compost pile at the City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility, which will result in a rich soil additive for flower gardens and lawns.”
There is no limit on the number of bags for leaf and yard waste collection. Residents are reminded to place the waste at the curb on their regular recycling day, as indicated on their waste collection calendars. Look for the leaf symbol on your calendar. Grass clippings will not be accepted.
For more information, contact the Infrastructure & Operations Dispatch at 625-2195.