Yard Waste Program

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The Yard Waste Program operates at the landfill year-round and at our community sites, while weather permits, for our residents only. (No Commercial Yard Waste permitted). The Yard Waste Program contributes to the Compost & Wood Chips available at the landfill. 

The Yard Waste Program for 2021 will run from Saturday April 17th to Sunday, October 31st - weather pending. Also remember, you can drop off yard waste at the landfill, year round. 

Physical Distancing Regulations will be in place! 

Locations for FREE disposal

  • Southside - former St. Joseph’s School site, on Dahl Street - MAP
  • Northside - Innovation Credit Union iplex Parking Lot (new location, lower level parking lot) - MAP
  • Landfill open Mon - Sat 8am-5pm (last loads in by 4:45pm)

Hours of Operation at Sites:

  • Tuesday and Thursday Evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
  •  Friday Afternoons from 12:00 to 4:00 pm 
  • Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • CLOSED on Sundays that fall on a Statutory Weekend 

System of disposal:

Separate bays for greater ease of disposal, right at ground level
New physical distancing measures in place in accordance with province-wide restrictions
Staggered entry while remaining in your vehicle, to maintain physical distancing regulations
Individual access to ensure user and staff safety
Option for those with mobility issues to remain in your vehicle while staff unloads bags 

IMPORTANT: Arriving prepared and emptying contents

1. Separate wood/branches from organic yard waste BEFORE you leave your home. Come prepared to empty any bags you may have used to transport your yard waste. 

Weeds, potting soil, plant matter, flowers, leaves & grass clippings, woodchips and fibre plant containers are allowed in yard waste bay.
NO PLASTIC BAGS, no biodegradable bags, no pots, nor non-compostable materials, and NO ANIMAL WASTE

Branches - trimmings of 8-inch diameter or less.
Please transport oversized branches to Landfill wood pile; please note that charges WILL apply.
Branches over 8-inch diameter are subject to landfill fees to cover costs associated with grinding the material. 
No lumber, pallets, painted, stained or treated wood – these items go to the landfill. 

2. Follow attendant’s direction for remaining in your vehicle, waiting in designated parking.  

3. Keeping physical distancing regulations, only one vehicle allowed service at a time. Depending on volume of traffic at the site, this may require some patience.

4. Empty the contents of bags and containers into the bays and adhere to the instructions given by the attendant.  Note: for those with mobility issues, attendant will unload your yard waste while you stay in your vehicle.

The City Landfill also has a FREE Yard Waste and Branch disposal area, open Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, year-round. (last loads must be in by 4:45pm) Please comply with these specifications: 

  • Empty the contents of yard waste bags as directed by landfill attendant, for FREE disposal (for residents only) all year long.
  • Bagged yard waste will be subject to applicable fees, so it pays to de-bag your yard waste!  
  • Dispose of branches under 8 inches in diameter for FREE (for residents only), as directed by landfill attendant.
  • Oversized branches over 8 inches in diameter are subject to fees, from a minimum of $10/load and up.
  • Fees applied by scale operator are final. 
  • Commercial source yard waste and tree branches are not included in this program.