Mulch them with your mower or put them in a paper bag
The City of St. John’s is asking residents to mulch leaves with their lawn mowers and leave them on their lawn.
Fall leaves on the ground. — Photo by Edward Vincent
Otherwise, if people have too many leaves, they can put them curbside.
The new curbside leaf collection pilot program will take place on regular garbage collection days in November.
Leaves placed in paper yard waste bags will be collected on residents’ regular garbage day. Leaves in paper yard waste bags will be composted and used for landscaping at the Robin Hood Bay Waste Management Facility. There is no limit to the number of bags set out per household when paper yard waste bags are used.
Leaves can also be placed in regular plastic garbage bags and placed at the curb as part of regular garbage collection, but they will count toward the limit of 10 bags of garbage per week for each household.
The sites formerly used for leaf drop-off (Bowring Park and Quidi Vidi Lake parking lots) have been closed. An information brochure on mulching, the curbside pilot program and a coupon for paper yard waste bags redeemable at RONA will be mailed to residents beginning today.
This information can also be found online at www.curbitstjohns.ca/leaves.