City of Vaughan

12/05/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/05/2021 09:08

Leaf and yard waste collection is ending this week

Place materials at the curb before 7 a.m. on your regular collection day

The City of Vaughan's leaf and yard waste collection is ending for the year this week. Remember to place materials at the curb no earlier than 6 p.m. the night before and no later than 7 a.m. on your regularly scheduled collection day. Materials can be placed in Kraft paper bags or open-top rigid containers with handles, up to 121 litres (32 gallons) in size, and clearly marked "Leaf and Yard Waste." Yard waste stickers can be mailed out by request through Access Vaughan by calling 905-832-2281 or emailing [email protected].

Kraft bags that are wet or weathered and are unable to hold the material during collection will be left behind.

Acceptable leaf and yard waste materials include:

  • plant material (no soil) and leaves
  • bundles less than 1.5 metres (five feet) in length and 0.6 metres (two feet) in diameter, weighing less than 20.5 kilograms (45 pounds)
  • individual branches that are less than 10 centimetres (four inches) in diameter, bundled securely
  • pumpkins, straw and cornstalks

Materials that do not belong in leaf and yard waste include:

  • stumps and root balls
  • any leaf and yard waste material contaminated with household waste or non-leaf and yard waste such as green bin organics
  • sod, soil, rocks or stones

Visit leaf and yard waste program details and requirements.

To learn more about what materials go where, sign up for the Recycle Coach App through the Apple App Storeor Google Playfor a personalized collection schedule with optional alerts on what to put to the curb. Visit view the collection schedule, including the 2022 Waste Collection Schedule.

Have excess material after curbside collection has ended?

If you have yard waste to dispose of after curbside collection has ended, you can drop it off at the York Region Waste Depotlocated in Vaughan at 130 McCleary Crt. year-round for a fee. Visit hours of operation and details on how to properly dispose of leaf and yard waste at the depot.

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