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Yard Waste Pickup begins the week of April 8, 2024 and ends the week of December 2, 2024

Pumpkins, straw and cornstalks are to be placed out with yard waste on your collection day. Pumpkins can be given to a local farm or zoo for the animals to enjoy, if donations are accepted.

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

Rigid containers for yard waste require the yellow "Yard Waste" sticker. If you require a sticker, please call 905-727-3123 or email Access Aurora. Grass clippings are not collected in Aurora's curbside yard waste program. 

Yard Waste is collected with recycling every second week from April to the first week in December. There is no limit on the amount of yard waste that can be placed for collection, providing that acceptable containers are used.

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.)

If you are using a rigid container for your yard waste, you need a yellow Yard Waste Sticker to ensure collection. Stickers are free and can are available to residents. Please call 905-727-1375 to get a yard waste sticker.

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. 

A minimum charge of $10 will apply to residents that bring up to 1 cubic yard or less (up to nine paper bags) of yard waste to the Bloomington Yard Waste Depot. For residential loads greater than 1 cubic yard a fee of $65/tonne will apply.  

Backyard composters are available for purchase for $46 at the Town of Aurora Joint Operations Centre located at 229 Industrial Parkway North.

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

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