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Spring 2021 leaf and yard curbside collection

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Kawartha Lakes – Spring leaf and yard curbside collection this year will take place in June. Residents are asked to please place leaf and yard material in dry paper bags. You can keep your bags dry by placing them in a storage shed, or under a tarp until your day of collection. Items placed in plastic bags will not be collected. Please do not rake or blow leaves into ditches. This creates blockage and can cause drainage issues.

Leaf and yard waste is to be placed at the curb by 7am on your assigned collection date (see below). Additional yard waste can be bundled with string or twine, at a size less than three feet in length and 40 pounds in weight. Grass clippings, sod, root balls, stumps and branches over three inches in diameter will not be accepted for curbside collection.

Spring 2021 collection schedule

  • For residents who have waste and recycling collection on Mondays and Wednesdays, curbside collection day is Friday, June 4
  • For residents who have waste and recycling collection on Tuesdays and Thursdays, curbside collection day is Friday, June 11

Eligible properties:
Normally curbside leaf and yard collection is only for low density residential homes (one and two unit homes) and mobile home parks, but Council has approved a pilot program for the inclusion of both high density multi-residential homes (three or more units), and trailer parks, until the end of 2022.

In 2022 the program will go to Council for review to confirm if it will continue for these locations in future years. If you’re unsure if you’re eligible for this collection or if you require additional information, please visit our curbside collection page or contact Waste and Recycling at 705-324-9411 extension 1135.


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