Yard Waste

Yard WasteThe City of Courtenay provides unlimited curbside yard waste collection for single family dwellings and duplexes.  This service is offered on a weekly basis on the same day as your garbage collection day. 

How it works

Place your yard waste at the curb in the following types of containers:

  • Maximum 77 litre (16 gal) receptacles with water-tight covers, made of plastic, rubber, or galvanized steel, clearly marked “Yard Waste” or “Green Waste”
  • 100% biodegradable/compostable bags (must have manufacturer’s stamp)
  • Kraft paper yard waste bags

A mixture of these container types may be used. Containers are available for purchase at various retail outlets.

Branches should be bundled; see below for maximum size and weight per bundle.

Acceptable materials

  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Flowers
  • Plants
  • Tree or hedge prunings
  • Small amounts of sod and soil
  • Branches (bundled 3’x3’ maximum; maximum branch diameter 3”; maximum weight 20 kg or 44 lbs)
  • Halloween pumpkins (please remove candles and tea lights)

Not acceptable

  • Recyclables
  • Flower pots
  • Animal feces
  • Rocks or stumps
  • Painted or treated wood
  • Kitchen waste
  • Garbage
  • Invasive plants