This fall, enjoy the convenience of using your green cart as you get your yard and garden ready for winter. Leaves, pine cones, branches (up to 6 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length), old annuals and pumpkins can all go in the green cart for weekly collection and will be turned into nutrient rich compost.
Three step checklist for fall yard waste:
- Fill your green cart first. Yard waste can go directly inside the cart; there’s no need to bag it first.
- If your cart is full, simply use paper yard waste bags and roll down the top. Home and garden or grocery stores sell paper yard waste bags. They’re usually sold in packs of five.
Please don’t use plastic garbage bags. These bags will not be collected since they contaminate the compost.
- Place the bags approx. one foot away from the cart for collection, so you can walk between the cart and the bag. Bags should be easily lifted (max. 20 kg).
During busy fall periods, to ensure our crews stay on schedule we may not be able to collect all of your extra yard waste bags right away. Please leave them out and we’ll pick them up as soon as possible.
Other options for disposing of yard waste are available at calgary.ca/yardwaste.