Last chance for Peterborough residents to bag green waste for collection

Final curbside green waste collection runs November 28 to December 1

Frost leaf on the ground

If you live in Peterborough and haven’t had the chance to clean your garden or yard or eavestroughs yet, you might want to get busy: next week is the final week you can put out your green waste for curbside collection.

Green waste will be picked up on your regular collection day from Tuesday, November 28th to Friday, December 1st. After than, you’ll have to take it yourself to the Peterborough Waste Management Facility (landfill) on Bensfort Road.

Many residents of Peterborough may be feeling behind on their fall maintenance. The unusually warm weather in October meant that leaves remained on the trees later than usual and then, in November, we experienced colder than seasonal temperatures.

If your collection day is later in the week and you’re retired, work at home, or can afford to take some time off work, the good news is that Tuesday is forecast to be very mild, with a high of 11°C and a mix of sun and cloud. Daytime temperatures for the rest of the week are forecast to be around 5°C, with a chance of showers on Thursday.

If you miss the final collection, you can take your green waste to the Bensfort Road landfill for free (for quantities less than 100 kilograms, or 45 cents per kilogram over 100 kilograms).

Green waste collection in Peterborough will begin again on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Information about green waste collection and more is available in the 2018 Waste Reduction and Conservation Calendar, which was distributed on Friday (November 24) inside Peterborough This Week. If you don’t get Peterborough This Week, you can call the Waste Management Division at 705-742-7777, ext. 1657, to obtain a calendar.