Green waste collection resumes for City of Peterborough residents

Curbside pickup on regular collection day continues weekly until the end of November

A hand placing green waste in a wheelbarrow during spring cleaning of a yard. (Stock photo)

City of Peterborough residents wanting to get an early start on spring cleaning of their yard can once again put leaf and yard waste out to the curb for collection.

Green waste collection began this week and will continue on your regular collection day every week until the end of November.

Green waste must be in paper yard waste bags, bushel baskets, or a garbage bin labelled with the city’s yellow “Green Waste” label. Plastic bags will not be accepted.

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Each container must weigh less than 22 kilograms (50 pounds). Brush can be tied in bundles weighing not more than 22 kilograms (50 pounds), with a length of up to one metre (three feet) and a diameter of up to 30.5 centimetres (12 inches). There are no limits on the quantity of green waste you can put out for collection.

Green waste should be put out after 6 p.m. the night before or no later than 7 a.m. the morning of your regular waste collection.

Yellow “Green Waste” labels can be picked up at Peterborough City Hall (500 George St. N.) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays.

Note that green waste collection on Friday, April 15th (Good Friday) will move to Monday, April 18th (Easter Monday), along with garbage and recycling collection.