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Residents can call to get their leaves picked up starting Oct. 10

The Residential Fall Leaf Collection Program kicks off on Wednesday, October 10. Until November 16, residents can call to arrange pick-up of bagged leaves.

Residents can request a pick up for their fall leaves by calling 403-320-3111, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Staff will provide a collection date when the service is requested, so if you have a large volume of leaves, you may want to call before you bag your leaves.            

Paper yard waste bags must be placed in the area where garbage is normally collected approximately 24 hours ahead of the pick-up date and placed 1.5 meters away from waste collection carts. Residents whose waste collection is in the front are asked to place leaf bags where their property meets the sidewalk.

Only paper yard waste bags are accepted for the Fall Leaf Collection Program because all leaves and bags will be composted together, reducing landfill waste. Paper yard waste bags are available for purchase at retail stores throughout Lethbridge. There is no limit on the number of bags which may be set out for collection, but filled paper bags must not exceed a weight limit of 10 kg (25 lb) each. Residents can request up to two collections.

Alternatively, residents may choose to mulch their leaves, back-yard compost them or take them to any of the three City of Lethbridge Yard Waste Recycling sites, which remain open until November 30.

For more information on the Residential Fall Leaf Collection Program please visit or call 403-320-3111.