paper leaf and yard waste bags filled and placed at curbside for collection

Leaf & Yard Waste Drop-Off OVWRC

Leaves & Grass Clippings ONLY are accepted at OVWRC free of charge (Partner Municipalities) and $50/tonne (Non-Partner Municipalities).  Leaves & Grass Clippings can be delivered loose or in paper bags.

Mixed Leaf & Yard Waste, Branches, Tree Limbs and Stumps are directed to the Brush pile and charged at $95/tonne (Partner) and $150/tonne (Non-Partner).

This change (effective January 2020) reflects the fact that there is a high cost to grind and process leaf & yard waste for composting when it is mixed with branches and larger tree limbs. There is no change to curbside collection. 

Leaf & Yard Waste Curbside Collection

  • Curbside collection of L&YW occurs when the L&YW symbol appears on your collection schedule (see dates below).
  • Acceptable items include: leaves, branches, garden/hedge/tree trimmings, house & garden plants.
  • Use open top, rigid, reusable containers, cardboard boxes or paper yard waste bags.
  • Individual branches must not exceed 2 inch (5 cm) in diameter and 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).
  • L&YW must be kept separate from other items out for collection.
  • L&YW in Plastic Bags will not be collected. 

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

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.

Spring and Fall 2022 Collection Days will be posted in March.  

What Happens to Leaf & Yard Waste?