Twice a year, the Region of Queens Municipality conducts a Leaf and Yard Waste Pickup for residents. The materials acceptable for pick-up shall include leaves, grass trimmings, and yard waste placed in clear or orange plastic bags. (No plastics, cigarette packages, cups, etc.) Branches and limbs will be accepted if individual branches do not exceed 7 cm. (2.5 inches) in diameter. These should be tied in bundles no longer than 1.2 m (4 feet) and 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. 

Please Note: Pick-up occurs on normal waste collection days.

 The 2024 Leaf and Yard Waste Pickups are:


April 29 – May 3, 2024
May 6 – May 10, 2024


November 4 – 8, 2024
November 11 – 15, 2024

The Municipality also operates a Leaf and Yard Waste Site (1799 Shore Road, Western Head) where any plants, tree branches, grass clippings, or leaves are chipped on a yearly basis and the resulting material is available to the public for use as mulch.  This site is open seven days a week. 

Leaf and yard waste is also accepted at Queens Solid Waste Management Facility (3750 Highway 8) during regular business hours.