Garden Recycling Drop-off & Webcam

Have extra yard and garden waste that doesn’t fit in your organics cart? Bring it to the Public Works Yard at 1040 McKenzie Avenue year-round.

Avoid the line up!

Line ups happen, especially on Saturdays, the first day after long weekends and during spring and fall season clean up. Check the webcam before coming down to save time and avoid idling.

(Webcam updates every 2 minutes)


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2017 Hours of Operation


Jan 3 –

March 31

April 3 –

Oct 27

Oct 30 –

Dec 31

Monday – Friday

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday / Holiday


What you can and can’t drop off

We accept:

  • leaves
  • pine needles/cones
  • grass clippings
  • plants
  • branches (no larger than 2m in length and 5cm in diameter)

We don’t accept:

  • soil, sod, tree root balls
  • ashes, rock, demolition wood
  • animal waste

Invasive Species

Learn which invasive species are accepted at our Garden Drop-off and about the safe handling and disposal of others.


  1. Residential use only
  2. Maximum vehicle size is 3/4 ton
  3. One load per day

How much yard and garden waste gets dropped off?

We’re proud to say that our residents drop off about 8,000 tonnes of residential yard and garden waste each year.