Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Dates

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The leaves are thick on the ground on Simpson Street in Thunder Bay
The leaves are thick on the ground on Simpson Street in Thunder Bay

THUNDER BAY – LIVING – The City of Thunder Bay’s fall curbside collection of organic leaf and yard waste will take place from Nov. 1-10, on residents’ regular recycling days. Note that waste & recycling collection during the week of Nov. 7 will move one day earlier due to Remembrance Day on Friday, Nov. 11.

Homeowners must use Kraft (paper) bags for leaf and yard waste. Kraft bags are available at most hardware and grocery stores. Regular weight limits of 18 kg/40 lbs. per bag apply.

Branches and brush may also be left at the curb for collection in bundles. Bundles must be less than one metre (39 inches) long and no more than 61 cm (24 inches) in diameter, and tied using string or rope.

“I encourage everyone to take part in the City’s Leaf & Yard Waste collection program,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “The organic waste that is picked up is added to the compost pile at the City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility. The resulting rich compost is made available to residents free of charge at certain times of year for their flower gardens and lawns.”

There is no limit on the number of bags per household 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.

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