Leaf and Yard Waste
Note: Please be advised that spring Leaf and Yard Waste Collection begins the week of May 6. Norfolk’s Waste Collection Guide was published prior to a council decision to change the pickup dates.
Collection of leaves and yard waste in PAPER yard waste bags will be collected in the urban areas of:
- Long Point
- Port Dover
- Port Rowan
- Turkey Point
- St. Williams
Collection will take place on your regular waste collection day as follows:
Spring 2019 Collection:
Weeks of May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27.
Fall 2019 Collection:
Weeks of October 21, October 28, November 4, November 11, November 18 and November 25.
Have your material out by 7 A.M. to ensure collection. The leaf & yard waste collection trucks cover the routes independent from the usual garbage and recycling trucks, so the paper bags & bundles will be collected at different times from your usual collection.
Collection includes paper bags full of: leaves, garden plants, grass clippings, needles, cones and small trimmings.
All leaves and yard waste must be set out in brown paper leaf bags with the tops rolled shut. Rolling the tops sheds the rain and snow. There are two and one ply paper leaf & yard waste bags available. Paper yard waste bags are available at most building centres, hardware, grocery and department stores.
Trimmings less than 2 inches or 5 cm in diameter may be tied or bundled. Bundles must be less than 3 foot or 91 centimetres in length. Bundles are not to be more than 2 feet or 61 centimetres around. No plastic twine or metal ties on bundles.
There is no bag limit for paper bags of leaf and yard waste (maximum weight limit per bag is 18 kilograms or 40 pounds.)
No garbage, burnt leaves, flower pots or animal waste allowed.
Leaves in plastic bags and certified compostable bags will not be collected.
Leaves and yard waste can be delivered to the transfer stations in paper bags, or bulk for composting free of charge.
Leaves & Yard waste brought in plastic bags must be debagged at the site.
Mixed loads will be charged the regular tipping fee.
Brush will be charged the regular tipping fee.
Options to dispose of your leaves
- Mulch leaves to use in gardens, flowerbeds, or leave them on your yard.
- Compost leaves in your backyard composter.
- Deliver leaves to the Transfer Station in paper bags or in bulk for composting – leaves in plastic bags must be debagged.