Peterborough yard waste collection resumes after the Easter long weekend

Curbside pickup of leaf and yard waste takes place weekly on your regular collection day beginning April 2

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

If you live in Peterborough and want to get a jump on your spring yard cleaning over the Easter long weekend, you can once again put your leaf and yard waste out to the curb for collection next week.

The city’s yard waste collection service begins on Tuesday (April 2) and will continue until the last week of November on your regular collection day.

Residents can put out unlimited quantities of yard waste in labelled reusable containers, bushel baskets, or paper yard waste bags. Plastic bags will not be accepted.

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Brush can be tied in bundles weighing not more than 13 kilograms (30 pounds), with a length of up to one metre (three feet) and a diameter of up to 30.5 centimetres (12 inches). The same weight restriction applies for yard waste in reusable containers, which must have two fixed handles and an easily removable lid.

If you put your yard waste in reusable containers, they must have two clearly identifiable yellow labels attached that identify the contents as yard waste. The yellow labels are available for free at Peterborough City Hall (500 George St. N.) from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Note that City Hall will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday.

Yard 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 day.