Leaf and yard waste collection begins

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By Nick Seebruch
Leaf and yard waste collection begins
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CORNWALL, Ontario – The City of Cornwall is beginning its annual leaf and yard waste collection program. As of Monday, Sept. 16, Cornwall residents can set out yard waste on their regular garbage collection days in a paper bag or reusable container.

“Branches must be bundled in sizes of no more than 1 metre or 3 feet. Bundled branches can be set on the ground or placed in paper bags or reusable containers. Bags and containers must weight less than 27 kilograms/60 pounds,” reads a press release from the City of Cornwall. “The following items cannot be included with leaf and yard waste: animal feces, dirt/soil, sod, flower pots, plastic trays, food scraps, root balls, tree trunks, stumps, plastic bags, glass, gravel, stones.”

Separate trucks will be collecting the yard waste and bringing it to Cornwall’s landfill site at 2590 Cornwall Centre Rd. where it will be added to the compost pile. Residents can pick up compost and wood chips year round.

During the yard waste collection period, which runs until Nov. 22, the yard waste bags do not count towards the six bag limit.

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