Curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Collection

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There is a charge of $1.00 per bag (leaf/yard waste bag tag required.) Residents are invited to take advantage of ALL leaf & yard waste collection weeks. Note: Any item not specifically listed in the Acceptable List below shall be deemed not acceptable. 

2024 Leaf & Yard Waste Collection Dates:
SPRING DATES April 29 - May 3, 2024 May 13 - 17, 2024
FALL DATES October 21 - 25, 2024 November 4 - 8, 2024

You can purchase Leaf & Yard Waste bag tags at the North Grenville Municipal Centre (business hours) or at Jonsson's Independent Grocer.

Leaf and Yard Waste Items Accepted

  • Branches* 
  • Twigs 
  • Fallen fruit 
  • Pinecones
  • Lawn and garden trimmings 
  • Leaves
  • Plants and weeds

*Branches cannot be longer than 1.25m (4’) and no more than 5cm (2”) in diameter.

Leaf and Yard Waste Items NOT Accepted

  • Plastic bags and biodegradable plastic bags are NOT allowed for bagging leaf and yard waste
  • Any material or tree cuttings over 5 cm (2”) in diameter
  • No earth, rocks or sod
  • No logs or stumps
  • No treated lumber or wood products

Note: Leaf and yard waste should not be mixed with any other type of waste (i.e., Green bin organics, household waste, etc.)

acceptable paper bags

Approved Leaf and Yard Waste Containers

  • Paper bags and bound bundles
  • Reusable plastic containers or bins.

Grasscycling and leaf mulching are alternatives to leaf and yard waste curbside collection. See instructions and tips below to learn more about these options.

What is Grasscycling?

Grasscycling is the recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn after mowing. Grass clippings break down in a few days and return nutrients to the soil.

Why Grasscycle?

Lawn Enrichment - Grasscycling supplies lawns with nutrients to support healthy growth. Grass clippings contain nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. Studies have shown that grasscycling can reduce fertilizer requirements by as much as 30%.

Save Time and Energy - There is no need to rake and bag your grass.

Water Conservation - Grass clippings retain moisture which means that less watering is required.

What is Leaf Mulching

Leaf mulching is the process of shredding leaves with a lawnmower and using them as mulch on your gardens and lawn.

Why Leaf Mulch?

Soil Enrichment - Leaf mulch returns nutrients back to the soil. Your lawn and gardens will require less fertilizer and other additives.

Water Conservation - Leaf mulch helps retain moisture in soils. When soil is covered with leaf mulch, the mulch lowers the soil’s exposure to sun and wind which reduces evaporation.

Save Money - By managing your leaves on site, you reduce the need to buy paper yard waste bags.

Insulation - Mulch acts like an insulating barrier from the heat in the summer, from the cold in the winter and from the wind all year round. Mulch prevents compaction and erosion of soils from wind and rain.

Weed Control - Leaf mulch can help prevent the growth of weeds. Add a thick layer (5 to 7.5 cm or 2 to 3 inches) to gardens to reduce the need for herbicides.

Christmas Trees

Christmas trees with ALL decorations and tinsel removed can be disposed of for free by taking them to the Oxford Mills Waste Transfer Station in the month of January. There is NO curbsidepick-up of Christmas trees. After January, regular leaf & yard waste fees apply.

See Waste Transfer Station Hours here.

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Municipal Office
285 County Road #44,
PO Box 130
Kemptville, ON K0G 1J0

Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

General Inquiries

Arena Staff (business hours)
613-258-9569 ext 141 or 175

Arena Staff (evenings/weekends)
613-316-2451 or 613-316-5010

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