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Fall Leaf Collection

What is the program?


Every October and November, the Fall Leaf Collection program provides residents the option of having their fallen leaves picked up in paper yard waste bags for composting. The program does not accept branches, sod, soil or stumps. For other yard waste materials, please use the Yard Waste Recycling Site or the Waste and Recycling Centre.

How can I participate?

 ​​Bag your fallen leaves in paper yard waste bags. Please limit the weight of each bag to 25lbs or less. 

Call 311 between October 1 and November 15 during business hours ​and we will provide you an approximate pick up date.​

Place your bags in the area where your garbage is normally collected, at least 3 feet from the cart, 24 hours prior to your scheduled pick-up date. Please close the top of the bag to ensure your leaves get picked up.

If your bags are missed, please call 311

Where do the leaves go?

Leaves and paper yard waste bags are taken to the Waste and Recycling Centre to be composted.

Options for leaves and yard waste: 

Residents can drop their leaves off at one of our Yard Waste Recycling Sites.


Compost or mulch at home by starting your own backyard composter.

Where can paper yard waste bags be purchased?

  • Canadian Tire - 2720 Fairway Rd. S., 394-9633
                                  1240 2 Ave. A. N., 320-6191
  • Home Depot -  3708 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., 331-3575
  • Home Hardware - 30-550 University Dr. W., 320-5800
  • London Drugs - 1240 2 Avenue a N., 320-8899   
  • Safeway -  2750 Fairway Plaza Rd. S., 320-8433
  • Save on Foods - 1112 2A Ave. N., 380-6000
  • Sobeys - 327 Bluefox Blvd. N., 320-5154
  • Rona - 2260 32 St. S., 381-9000
  • Walmart - 3195 26 Ave. N., 380-6722
  • Lowes - 3849 Mayor Magrath Dr. S., 388-4000

For more information

Report a problem like missed collection or mess in lane
Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Service request options