Yard Waste Collection starts April 4

Reminder that yard waste collection starts April 4.  Yard Waste is collected with recycling every second week from April to November.

Please place weeds, plant trimmings and leaves in paper yard bags, or any rigid open top container that has sturdy handles. Remember to bundle and tie branches as follows:

  • Individual branches must be no larger than 10 cm (4") in diameter;
  • Branches must be bundled with twine;
  • Bundles must be no more than 22 kg (50 lbs) and no longer than 
    1.2 m (4 ft.)

Grass clippings are not collected in Aurora's curbside yard waste program. The maximum weight for individual paper yard bags or containers is 22 kg or 50 lbs.

​​Yard Waste is collected with recycling every second week from April to November*, as noted in the Town of Aurora's Recycling and Waste
Coll​ection Calendar​
. There is no limit on the amount of yard waste that can be placed for collection, providing that acceptable containers are used.

Acceptable containers

Please place weeds, plant trimmings and leaves in paper yard bags, or any rigid open top container that has sturdy grab-through handles. Please bundle and tie branches as follows:

  • Individual branches must be no larger than 10 cm (4") in diameter;
  • Bundles must be no more than 22 kg (50 lbs) and no longer than
    1.2 m (4 ft);
  • Branches must be bundled with twine.

​The maximum weight for individual paper yard bags or containers is 22 kg or 50 lbs.

Grass clippings are not collected in Aurora's curbside yard waste program. 

Alternatively, you can compost your own clippings by using a backyard composter. Backyard composters are available for purchase for $35 at the Operations works yard at 229 Industrial Parkway N.

Grass clippings can also be disposed of at both Georgina Waste Transfer Station and the Bloomington Yard Waste Depot. 

The following items are not included in Aurora's curbside Yard Waste program:

  • Kitchen scraps
  • Rocks
  • Dirt
  • Sod
  • Tree stumps
  • Flower pots/trays
  • Treated wood
  • Animal droppings

The Town of Aurora will not pick up leaves that have been raked or piled along roads. Loose piles of leaves present a traffic, drainage, and safety hazard. In addition, leaves can block culverts and roadside catch basins, and may cause flooding. Please help to keep these areas free of excess leaves.

Please refer to the Town of Aurora's Waste Man​agement Guide and Recycling Calendar for your pickup day.

For more information, please contact Access Aurora at 905-727-1375 or email info@aurora.ca

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