Every year, the City of Corner Brook conducts an annual curbside fall leaf collection which takes place on regular garbage collection days. To keep leaves separate from garbage and recyclables, a second truck picks up the leaves.
To reduce the quantity of plastic bags entering the landfill, residents can place leaves in compostable yard waste bags or clear plastic bags. Compostable yard waste bags can be bought at department or garden stores. Although the City accepts clear plastic bags, workers need to empty leaves from these bags at the composting site. Compostable yard bags, however, do not need to be emptied because they breakdown naturally. Using compostable yard bags helps reduce the cost of debagging leaves, as well as promotes a healthy breakdown of the leaves for future composting projects.
Compostable yard waste bags will be provided free of charge to residents and can be picked up at City Hall. Different brands of compostable bags purchased by residents will also be accepted if they can be identified by the collector as compostable bags. The compostable bags sold locally are usually brown and have the compostable logo on it.
Leaves may be placed at the curb no later than 8:00 a.m. on your scheduled waste collection day.
Things to Remember
Leaves will only be collected on leaf collection days. If leaves are placed at the curb prior to leaf collection day, they will be considered regular garbage.
Separate yard waste (leaves, grass clippings) from garbage and place on the opposite side of the driveway if possible.
Materials Not Collected
- Material or tree cuttings over 10 cm (4in.) in diameter
- Earth, rocks, or stumps
- Other types of waste should not be mixed with leaf and yard waste
Leaf Disposal Alternatives
Mulching and composting are the most economical and environmentally beneficial ways to discard your leaves.
- Instead of disposing of your leaves, save them and gradually add them to your home composter. They will break down into useful organic material that can be added to flower and vegetable gardens.
- Leaves, although bulky when first raked, will compost well in a pile over the winter.
- Rather than raking your leaves, mulch them on your lawn or garden. When the leaves are dry, mow your lawn more frequently. The mulched leaves will soon disappear into your garden as fertilizer.
- Mulch leaves with your lawn mower or other mulching device prior to bagging. This can significantly reduce the volume of leaves (10 bags of loose leaves = 1 bag of mulched leaves).
For more information on backyard composting click here.