Leaf and Yard Waste Collection Suspended

REMINDER: Leaf and Yard waste was suspended starting on Tuesday, March 24. Until further notice, the City will suspend curbside pick up of leaf and yard waste. Residents are directed to either hold on to their leaf and yard waste, or take it to one of the Community Recycling Centres.

This decision was made to ensure on going waste collections service as our providers have experienced a reduction in staffing due to self-isolation requirements from travel, personal exposure or illness.

Keeping Collectors Healthy The City of Hamilton waste collection crews are still out on the streets, picking up green bins, blue boxes and garbage. While crews have their own health and safety procedures in place, residents are asked to help protect them on the job:

  • Place used tissues and napkins in the garbage, rather than the green bin.
  • Please use liner bags (either paper or certified compostable plastic) in the green bin.
  • Please ensure that all material placed in garbage bins is bagged, not kept loose.
  • Please follow the advice of Public Health and keep a physical social distance of at least two metres from waste collection staff.

These steps will help protect the health of crews who handle thousands of bins, bags and boxes each week.