Reminder: New Leaf and Yard Trimmings Pickup Requirements Begin July 1

May 11, 2015

For immediate release                                                                       Monday, May 11, 2015

The City of Greater Sudbury is changing to a more environmentally responsible and cost-efficient residential leaf and yard trimmings collection policy. 

Beginning July 1, only compostable paper bags and securely tied bundles will be accepted for residential curbside collection of leaf and yard trimmings. Plastic bags will no longer be permitted. 

The compostable paper bags decompose along with the leaf and yard trimmings, eliminating the de-bagging process, and preventing the plastic bags from ending up in the landfill. 

For more information on these new requirements, including Frequently Asked Questions, visit or call 3-1-1.