Residential Leaf & Yard Waste (L&YW) that meets the requirements below can be dropped off at the OVWRC during regular operating hours, no charge, when free of plastics. Curbside collection of L&YW occurs when the L&YW symbol appears on your collection schedule (see dates below).

Leaf & Yard Waste Guidelines

  • Individual branches must not exceed 2 inch (5 cm) in diameter or 4 ft (1.2 m) in length.
  • Bundled branches and twigs must not exceed 2 ft. (0.6 m) in diameter.
  • Acceptable items include: leaves, branches, garden/hedge/tree trimmings, house & garden plants.

Branches that exceed the dimensions above are considered Brush.  This material will be accepted at the OVWRC’s Construction & Demolition site.  Applicable fees apply.  

Curbside Collection of Leaf & Yard Waste

L&YW that meets the following guidelines will be collected when the L&YW symbol appears on your collection schedule.

  • Use open top, rigid, reusable containers, cardboard boxes or paper yard waste bags.
  • Individual branches must not exceed 2 inch (5 cm) in diameter or 4 ft (1.2 m) in length.
  • Bundled branches and twigs must not exceed 2 ft. (0.6 m) in diameter.
  • Individual bags/bundles/container cannot exceed 50 lbs (23 kg).
  • Acceptable items include: leaves, branches, garden/hedge/tree trimmings, house & garden plants.
  • L&YW must be kept separate from other items out for collection.
  • L&YW in Plastic Bags will not be collected.

Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Days

Residents of Petawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley:

Acceptable leaf & yard waste will be collected on scheduled days in the Spring & Fall on your regular collection day.

Petawawa, Pembroke, Laurentian Valley: Weeks of October 23rd, November 6th and November 20th

What Happens to Leaf & Yard Waste?