Fall leaf and yard waste collection begins October 2nd (Zone 1) and October 9 (Zone 2) and runs biweekly until December 8th. To determine your yard waste collection schedule, download the free Simcoe County Collects app.
Alternatively, click here to view/print your full, customized collection schedule and sign up for reminders.
Place material out by 7 a.m on the Monday of your collection week. Use paper yard waste bags, cardboard boxes, or open-ended rigid containers. Brush must be bundled and tied. Bundles must be no larger than 30 cm in width and no longer than 2 metres. Individual branches cannot exceed 7 cm in diameter.
- DO NOT place yard waste in your green cart
- No plastic bags
- No soil, sod, sand or rocks
To ensure collection, leaf bags, rigid containers and bundles of brush must be visible and fall within the County’s weight limit of 20 kgs per container.
For curbside service, leaf and yard waste must be on a municipal road. In order to get yard waste collection on a seasonal or private road, residents may rely on a Common Collection Point
Reminder: Collections occur throughout the week — not necessarily on your regular collection day. Please have your leaf and yard waste materials at your curb on Monday by 7 a.m. of your collection week to ensure collection is not missed. For additional confirmation, please enter your address into the waste wizard link above or download the Simcoe County Collects App for weekly reminders and alerts. Please note that Leaf and Yard Waste Collection also occurs in the spring and summer. .