Leaf and Yard Trimmings

COVID-19 Update – April 8, 2021

The Province has declared a third state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A province-wide stay at home order is in effect.

At this time, leaf & yard trimmings may be collected by separate vehicles . This allows collection crews to prioritize the collection of garbage first.

Please leave your approved leaf & yard trimmings bags or bundles at the roadside. A separate truck will be dispatched to collect them but it may take a few days to get to your address.

Leaf and Yard Trimmings


The City of Greater Sudbury collects leaf and yard trimmings from household residents on a roadside collection program year round.

If you are on a roadside pick-up route, place your leaf and yard trimmings out for collection on the same day as your garbage, recycling and green cart.

Leaf and yard trimmings include:

  • leaves
  • garden trimmings
  • house and garden plants
  • hedge and tree trimming
  • twigs and branches
  • grass clippings
  • brush and other plant materials
  • natural Christmas trees

No sod, root balls, stumps from below ground level, gravel, soil or fruit.