Garden Recycling Drop-off & Webcam

Fall/Winter drop off hours in effect October 29

Starting Monday, October 29 our weekday drop off closing time changes from 8 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sunday/Stat holidays: closed

Do you have extra garden waste that won't fit in your organics cart?

Bring it to the Public Works operations 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 OR avoid the line up altogether and upsize or get a second organics cart.

(Webcam updates every 2 minutes)

If the line up is at the top of the hill, estimate a 30 minute wait.

updating webcam image of Garden Recycling parking lot

2018 Hours of Operation


Jan 1 –

April 2

April 3 –

Oct 28

Oct 29 –

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 /

Stat Holiday



What you can and can’t drop off

We accept:

  • leaves
  • tree 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.