When will my green cart be collected?
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Collection can start as early as 7:00 a.m. but may not happen at the same time each week. You can place your green cart curbside as early as 7:00 p.m. the night before. Any carts not collected must be removed from the curb by 9:00 p.m. on the day of collection.
Leaf and yard material
The following items can also be placed curbside for collection:
- leaves and brush
- house and garden plant waste
- sawdust and wood shavings
Any leaves that you do not mulch or backyard compost can go in your green cart or large paper leaf and yard waste bags for collection. Up to 20 bags, 25 kg (55 lb) maximum weight each, are allowed each green cart collection day.
Branches should be tied in armload-sized bundles to a maximum of 5 bundles each collection day. No bundle can exceed 34 kg (75 lb) and no individual piece can be more than 4 feet long (1.2 m) or larger than 8 inches (0.2m) in diameter.
Grass clippings will not be collected curbside.
Natural Christmas trees will be collected on your regular green cart collection day. Remove all wires, nails, and stands. Trees cannot be in a bag.
Composting at home
Backyard composting is an easy way to return nutrients to your gardens and doesn’t require a special container to start.
Green cart delivery and repair
The municipality provides green carts and mini bins to properties that received curbside collection. Call 3-1-1 to request a bin delivery for new homes, or for repairs to a damaged cart.
Carts are assigned to the property, not the owner. If you move, the cart and mini bin must stay at the property.
The following Household guides are in [PDF] format.
Curbside Sorting Guide - English
Curbside Sorting Guide - French
Curbside Sorting Guide - Arabic
Curbside Sorting Guide - Farsi
Curbside Sorting Guide - Simplified Chinese