Throw on a sweater, grab your pumpkin spice latte and don't forget to contact the City to collect your leaves! The Fall Leaf Collection Program begins today and you can book your pick-up until November 10.
Residents can arrange a pick-up for their fall leaves by contacting 311, Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Staff will submit a request and provide the caller with a date when they can expect their leaves collected.
Leaves must be put in paper yard waste bags and placed in the area where your waste collection cart is normally collected. Your leaves need to be placed out 24 hours ahead of your 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.
If residents choose not to use the Fall Leaf Collection Program, they can also 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 13.
Residents who are participating in the Phase 1 Curbside Organics program can put their leaves in their green cart, or contact 311 to arrange a pick-up.
For more information on the Residential Fall Leaf Collection Program please visit www.lethbridge.ca/FallLeafCollection or call 311.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.