Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Leaf Appointment Change

paper yard waste bags at the curb

We've made a change to the collection of leaves in paper yard waste bags - you can now make an appointment the day before the garbage day you want them picked up, as long as it's made by 3pm. Booking an appointment a week in advance is no longer required.

Mulching your leaves with a mower takes less time, effort and resources than raking and bagging fallen leaves, and it's better for your lawn and garden if you keep the mulch on the lawn, or use it in gardens, flower beds or around trees.

If you have too many leaves to mulch them all, the next best option for disposal is putting them in paper yard waste bags. There is no limit to the number of paper bags of leaves at the curb, however, collection takes place by appointment only. Book your appointment by 3 p.m. the day before your garbage day:

  • Online -
  • St. John’s Waste and Recycling App
  • By calling 311 or 754-CITY (2489)

Leaves in paper yard waste bags are composted and used in landscaping projects at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility. A ‘Buy One, Get One’ coupon for paper yard waste bags is available at RONA in the St. John's metro region, just ask at customer service for your coupon.