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Leaf and Yard Waste

Leaf and Yard Waste

The City of Sault Ste. Marie provides bi-weekly collection of leaf and yard waste, which is processed into compost. There is no bag limit for leaf and yard waste.

Leaf and yard waste consists of leaves, grass clippings, and garden waste. These are the only items which will be accepted for collection. All animal waste and branches must be removed. Only biodegradable paper bags will be accepted.

All leaf and yard waste must be placed curbside before 7:30 a.m. on collection day.

Note: Start date collection for Route A scheduled to begin on April 30 was cancelled due to weather conditions. Collection begins May 7 for Route B only and will run until November 23, 2018. Collection for Route A begins May 14 and will run until November 17, 2018.

To identify collection day, locate your address by using the Collection Calendar.

Rural residents outside the Fourth Line and Allen's Side Road boundaries may call 705-759-5201 to arrange for individual collection of leaf and yard waste during the scheduled months.

Lemieux Composting, located at 764 Black Road, will accept leaf and yard waste free of charge when you empty your bags at their site.

For more information, contact Mike Blanchard, Manager - Waste Management & Refuse, at 705-541-7087 or email m.blanchard@cityssm.on.ca.
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