Apr 23, 2021

Yard Waste Pilot Project Starts April 27-May 3, 2021

Update - April 26, 2021
The start of the Yard Waste Pilot Project was pushed back a day to align with your regularly scheduled garbage and compost day.   

Homes on the Blue Collection Route can place their yard waste curb side tomorrow (Tuesday) and pick up along the Red Collection Route will occur next Monday.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Please have all your items out by 8 am as a dedicated truck is picking up yard waste and may be quicker than on a regular collection day. 

The Town of Ladysmith is launching a new yard waste pilot project this spring as we make it easier for you to dispose of unwanted debris.

Two door-to-door pick up dates are tentatively planned for April 26-30 and May 26 - June 1, 2021 (the last collection day of the month). In addition to solid waste, Waste Connections is collecting yard waste as part of your regularly scheduled pick up day.

The following items and quantities can be placed curbside for collection:

Yard Waste: Up to 10 compost bags or reusable bins of yard waste no larger than 77L and weighing no more than 44lbs/20kg.

Up to 2 bundles of sticks no longer than 3 feet and no larger than 2 inches in diameter. Bundles of sticks must be tied with cotton string and not exceed 44lbs/20kg in weight.

Acceptable materials include:

  • - Leaves
  • - Grass clippings
  • - Flowers
  • - Plants
  • - Tree or hedge prunings
  • - Small amounts of sod and soil
  • - Branches (maximum diameter 3”, maximum weight 20 kg or 44 lbs)

The Town is planning to evaluate public participation in the yard waste pilot project and bring forward a recommendation to Council regarding the potential for additional pick up days in the fall.

Click here to find more information about your collection schedule.