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Curbside yard waste collection returns

By CJ Goater Oct 19, 2023 | 1:43 PM

Thunder Bay City Hall (Adam Riley / Acadia Broadcasting)

Thunder Bay’s fall curbside collection of leaf and yard waste begins next week.

Collection will take place between October 24, and November 3, on your regular recycling day.

Leaf and yard waste set out for curbside pickup must be placed in kraft paper yard waste bags with each bag weighing less than 40 lbs (18 kg) once filled.

Bundled branches that have been tied using a string or rope may also be left at the curb for collection.

Bundles must be less than 39 inches (1 metre) long, and no more than 24 inches in diameter.

Grass clippings are not being accepted.

Free kraft yard waste bags can be picked up in the lead-up to the collection dates, but there is a limit of two free bags per household.

Bags are now available for pickup at all Thunder Bay Public Library locations while supplies last.

Thunder Bay Solid Waste and Recycling staff will also be handing out bags at two distribution events; October 20, at the Intercity Shopping Centre, and October 21, at the Thunder Bay Country Market.

“The program provides many benefits to the community,” said Jason Sherband, Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “You can conveniently dispose of yard waste and also receive free nutrient-rich compost in the spring, and it also helps the City extend the life of the landfill.”

There is no limit on the amount of leaf and yard waste that can be placed out for collection.