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Yard Waste

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Yard Waste is collected every second week from April to November on your scheduled collection days.  Please be sure to refer to your calendar or Recycle Coach, the new waste & recycling application.

All yard waste, other than branches, is to be in brown bags or in a rigid garbage can marked with a yellow yard waste sticker. Yard waste stickers are available for pick up from Customer Service at the Civic Center FREE of charge. Residents can also pick up yard waste stickers at the Holland Landing and Mount Albert Libraries.

Yard waste MUST be placed at the curb by 7 a.m. on your collection day. Twigs and branches must be bundled in lengths no longer than four feet on the collection days ONLY. Residents are reminded that the weight of a filled container or bag is not to exceed 23 kg (50lb).

These items should not be placed with Yard Waste

ANY MATERIAL IN PLASTIC BAGS, Kitchen scraps, grass clippings, rocks, dirt, sod, tree stumps, branches larger than 10cm (4") in diameter, flower pots/trays, painted or treated wood, animal droppings.

Where You Can Take Your Yard Waste

All York Region residents who wish to drop off their yard waste may do so, charges apply. 

York Region Waste Depots

What's Accepted and Not Accepted At Yard Waste Depots:

See chart below for list items you can and cannot drop off, please note that yard waste in plastic bags is not accepted (must be emptied on site). 


Not Accepted:

  • leaves
  • garden plants
  • shrubs
  • weeds
  • branches 
  • flowers

  • tree branches and brush larger than 4 inches in diameter & 4 feet long
  • stumps and root balls
  • driveway and road sweepings
  • kitchen and food waste
  • animal droppings
  • fruits and vegetables
  • rocks and stones
  • dirt and topsoil