Region reminds residents grass clippings not collected at the curb

Posted Jun 18th, 2016 in Municipal, Awareness

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Grass clippings that are placed to the curb for collection will be left behind by the collection contractor.


NIAGARA REGION – Niagara residents are reminded that grass clippings are not collected at the curb. Grass clippings that are placed to the curb for collection will be left behind by the collection contractor. 

Grass clippings are expensive to collect and process and create odours at composting facilities.

Residents are encouraged to leave their grass clippings on the lawn after mowing and "grasscycle" them. 

Grass clippings break down in a few days and return nutrients to the soil.  Grasscycling can boost soil's fertility by up to 30 per cent. By leaving grass clippings on your lawn, nutrients are added back to the soil through the decomposition process.  Grasscycling greatly reduces amount of organic matter being sent to landfill sites.

Residents that want to dispose of their grass clippings can drop them off at the Region’s landfill sites and waste and recycling Drop-off Depots free of charge. Clippings must be in compostable bags or will be required to debag them from regular plastic bags.

For more information, about the Region’s waste management services and drop off locations, visit www.niagararegion.ca/waste 

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  • A great community service to keep everyone informed. Thank you for this!
    Louise M.

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