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Greater Sudbury

Leaf & Yard Trimmings

Year-round Collection of Leaf and Yard Trimmings

Place leaves, garden trimmings, house and garden plants, hedge and tree trimmings, branches, grass clippings, brush and other plant materials at the curb or roadside for convenient collection service year-round!

The City of Greater Sudbury's new co-collection vehicles will pick up regular household waste and compostable leaf and yard trimmings on your regularly scheduled household collection day. A second vehicle will collect Blue Box recyclables.

January 1st to December 31st:
Place your leaf & yard trimmings at the curb anytime after 8:00 p.m. the evening prior to your collection day and no later than 7:00 a.m. on your collection day.

Please make sure your leaf & yard trimmings are at the curb by 7:00 a.m. as pick-up times may vary occasionally without notice.

Any number of compostable paper bags weighing no more than 18 kg/40 lbs.

Leaf and yard trimmings will NOT be collected in PLASTIC BAGS after June 30.

NEW Yard Waste Packaging Requirements (719 kb pdf)

NEW Leaf and Yard Trimmings Packaging Requirements FAQ's

Bundles must measure no more than 1.2 m/4 feet in length by 60 cm/24 inches in width, weigh no more than 18 kg/40 lbs and be securely tied.

Big GreenBig Green Pilot Project - A limited quantity of reusable large capacity containers with lids will be available to residents on the City’s curbside collection program at a subsidized rate of  $30 (limit of 1 container per household).  The Big Green can be filled with leaf and yard trimmings weighing no more than 18 kg/40 lbs. and placed at the curb weekly on your regularly scheduled collection day.  This container is ideal for residents who place small amounts of leaf and yard trimmings at the curb on a frequent basis.

Call 3-1-1 to find out how you can get your Big Green and participate in the pilot project.

Service does not include stumps, soil, sod, stones, fruits or vegetables. Green, orange, white or clear plastic bags will not be collected.

Collection service available only to low density residential homes of six units or less.

Other ways that you can manage your leaf and yard trimmings at home (pdf 189 kb)

Leaf and Yard Trimmings

Definition of leaf and yard trimmings - leaves, grass clippings, twigs & branches, garden clippings, hedge & brush trimmings, natural Christmas trees and other plant materials.  No sod, root balls, stumps from below ground level, gravel or soil.

Collection of Natural Christmas Trees

Residents can place natural Christmas trees at the curb for collection on their regularly scheduled household collection day. 

Residents are asked to remove the tree stand, all decorations and any wrapping used to transport the tree from your home to the curb.

Leaf and Yard Trimmings Disposal and Composting

Leaf & yard trimmings source-separated (without garbage) may be delivered to the designated composting areas of each landfill site and no tipping fees will be assessed.  This material must be delivered loosely or in compostable paper bags.

Branches must measure no more than 2.4 metres/8 feet.

Other Composting Options and Services: