CENTRE WELLINGTON – Leaf it to staff to pick up your bagged leaves beginning November 6 as part of the annual bagged leaf collection program in Centre Wellington.
The Infrastructure Services Department will be picking up bagged leaves only (utilizing paper leaf bags), in Elora, Salem and Fergus beginning the week of November 6th, until November 24, 2017. Please place bagged leaves within one metre of the road edge. Leaves raked to the curbside or bags that contain sticks, wood or other waste will not be picked up.
Prefer to drop off your leaves? Staff have implemented a new option this year where residents can drop off their leaves at the Public Works Yard at 600 Glengarry Cres, Fergus OR the Public Works Yard at 100 Park Rd, Elora on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on October 14, 21, 28 and November 4. Leaves can be dropped off in bags or in bulk at no cost.
Bagged leaves may also be taken to Gerrie's Garden Centre at 7646 Colborne St. Elora for a nominal fee. Brush, limbs and sticks can be taken to the Belwood Transfer Station. Garden waste, potted plants, pumpkins etc., can be taken to the Belwood or Elora Transfer Station.
The Infrastructure Services Department recommends, where possible, mulching leaves with a mower. Valuable nutrients will be returned to the soil in a form that can be used by plants. Spreading the mulched leaves in flowerbeds will help prevent frost from damaging sensitive perennials.
Leaf composting is also encouraged. Using standard composting methods, add layers of alternating green (green leaves and plants) and brown materials (dried leaves and plants) to your compost pile and layer with garden soil or compost. In the spring, you will have a nutrient rich supply of compost to use on your lawn and garden.
For more information or tips on compost and mulching, please visit www.centrewellington.ca/trees.
For more information:
Kendra Martin | Communications Coordinator
Township of Centre Wellington | 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON N0B 1S0
519.846.9691 x220 centrewellington.ca
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