Weekly leaf and yard waste collection ends soon

yard waste materials in a paper bag

Biweekly collection starts the week of June 11


As spring transitions to summer, the City of Vaughan’s weekly leaf and yard waste collection will move to a biweekly schedule. Starting the week of June 11, depending on your scheduled collection day, staff will pick up your yard waste materials every other week.


Before you place materials at the curb, make sure you’re up to date on the City’s collection day tips:

  • Materials should be placed at the curb no later than 7 a.m. on your collection day. Collection times may vary.
  • Leaf and yard waste must be placed out in Kraft paper bags or open-top rigid containers with handles of up to 121 litres (32 gallons) in size and clearly marked “Leaf and Yard Waste.” Plastic bags are not permitted.
  • Keep the Kraft paper bags dry – wet or degraded bags cannot be picked up as they will break during collection. If the forecast calls for inclement weather overnight – like strong winds or heavy rain – wait until the morning to place your materials out.
  • If you are not using a paper bag, you can place materials in a bin with a yard waste sticker. Stickers are mailed out upon request by calling Service Vaughan at 905-832-2281 or emailing service@vaughan.ca. They are also available at select community centres while supplies last.


You can also drop off yard waste at select York Region waste depots – fees apply. The depots accept larger materials, including branches (no larger than 30 centimetres in diameter and 1.8 metres in length), flowers, plants, leaves, shrubs and more. For more information, visit york.ca/WasteDepots. 


Try composting!

Consider purchasing a backyard composter to turn yard waste materials into compost. You can leave grass clippings on your lawn to decrease the amount of leaf and yard waste placed at the curb for collection.


Visit the City’s leaf and yard waste webpage for more information.


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