Yard waste collection in the Township of King starts the week of April 10 and ends the week of December 4th. Material should be placed at the curb in paper organic yard waste bags, or open rigid containers, clearly marked as yard waste, before 7 a.m. on the collection day specified in the waste calendar, available at www.king.ca/waste.
The following is accepted as yard waste:
- Leaves (for information on other uses for leaves, see information below)
- Small tree branches, trunks, stumps (see set out information below)
- Plant material, including weeds and brush
- Pumpkins, corn stalks
- Christmas trees (curbside collection on designated day in January)
Blue boxes, green bins, and plastic bags are not acceptable for yard waste and will not be picked up. Grass clippings are no longer acceptable for yard waste collection. Grass clippings can be left on your lawn providing valuable moisture and nutrients to your lawn.
Residents should not include tree branches which are greater than 100mm (4”) diameter. Use strong twine to bundle tree or shrub branches. Bundles must not be more than 1.5m (5’) long, no more than 22 kg (50 lbs) in weight and not more than 300 mm (1’) in diameter.
Leaves are an acceptable yard waste however they can also be mulched and left on your lawn simply by running your lawn mower over them two or three times. They can also be added in thin layers to your composting bin, dug directly into the garden or composted in a separate bin or pile.