We collect loose leaves from leaf zones across Kitchener every year during the fall. Use our online tool to fine your zone and collection date.

On this page: 

  1. Curbside collection
  2. Leaf drop-off sites
  3. Yard waste days
  4. Mulching and composting

Curbside collection

We collect loose leaves in neighbourhoods with significant tree cover on a set schedule.

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Leaf drop off sites

We operate eight leaf drop-off sites during daylight hours in the fall.

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Yard waste days

The Region of Waterloo has a collection schedule on their website.


Mulching and composting

Yard waste can be used to help your soil and plants grow.

  • emptying your lawn mower’s bagging unit and mowing it over again creates a mulch to fertilize your lawn
  • rake whole leaves onto your garden beads to feed earthworms and promote growth
  • wait until the ground freezes before mulching. It keeps soil frozen during mild spells, protecting your plants.
  • add dry leaves to your compost pile – alternate layers of leaves and kitchen waste. Find out more from the Composting Council of Canada