2024 Yard Waste Drop-Off Begins

2024 Yard Waste Drop-Off Begins

a poster highlighting yard waste starting up on april 8

Yard waste drop-off for 2024 starts Monday, April 8! Here’s what you need to know:

  • Yard waste can be dropped off on Mondays ONLY at the Public Works yard (5003 Graham Ave) from 8:30 am-4:00 pm. Please, no drop-offs at other times. It is unsafe for the public to enter the yard when we’re not expecting it and workers operating vehicles and heavy machinery may not see you.
  • Accepted items: leaves, lawn clippings, garden trimmings, flowers, weeds, small branches and prunings less than 1/2 inch (12 mm) in diameter and 3 feet (1 m) long
  • Not accepted: food scraps, food-soiled paper products, building materials, or any household refuse—yard trimmings only and NO invasive species, please!
  • How to bring your yard waste:
    • Our preference is to bring yard waste in brown compostable/biodegradable paper bags since they're easier and safer for residents dropping them off as well as for our staff. There is no bag limit for drop-off at Public Works.
    • We also accept loose material from the back of a vehicle, as long as it contains only accepted items: no tree stumps, large branches, or other prohibited items, please. Please ensure you transport it safely so it doesn't blow out of the vehicle. And remember, this is a self-serve drop-off location, so our crew is there to monitor, not assist with emptying vehicles.
  • Please check in with the attendant at the front gate before entering the Public Works yard and obey all signage onsite directing traffic safely through, including the posted speed limit of 10 km/hr.
  • If you have a small amount of yard waste, please continue to put it in your green organics cart, along with food scraps and soiled paper products. The green cart is picked up as usual on your regular pickup day. (We have 240L green carts available for $45—along with trading in your 120L organics cart—for those looking to upgrade. Contact us for info.)
  • Alternative: the Thornhill Transfer Station (3016 Old Lakelse Lake Rd) accepts yard waste on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays. From May 1–Oct 31 it’s from noon to 7 pm, and from Nov 1–April 30 it’s from noon to 5 pm.

Learn more about refuse pickup and drop-off

Or call us at 250-615-4019 or email recycle@terrace.ca