Timothy Eberly
Fall Leaves

Simcoe County Bi-weekly Leaf and Yard Waste Collection starts October 3

Date Published: 
September 28 2021

The County of Simcoe’s popular curbside Leaf and Yard Waste Collection program is set to start on October 3 in Zone One and October 10 in Zone Two, running bi-weekly into December. These bi-weekly collections include leaves, grass, branches (sized and bundled appropriately), and garden waste. Residents are reminded to use kraft paper yard waste bags, compostable bags, cardboard boxes, or open-ended rigid containers when placing leaf and yard waste at the curb.

Materials for collection should be placed curbside by 7 a.m. on the Monday of your collection weeks. Collection will occur during the week, not necessarily on residents’ regular collection day. To determine your collection zone and collection weeks, please refer to the 2021-2022 Waste Management Calendar, which was mailed to households in September. The schedule is also available on the Simcoe County Collects App, which is free to download from the App Store or Google Play. 

The County asks residents to keep the safety of collection workers in mind when setting out materials. 

Fall 2021 leaf and yard waste will be collected throughout the week in each zone as follows: 

Zone One
Week of October 3, 2021 
Week of October 17, 2021
Week of October 31, 2021
Week of November 14, 2021
Week of November 28, 2021

Zone Two
Week of October 10, 2021 
Week of October 24, 2021
Week of November 7, 2021
Week of November 21, 2021
Week of December 5, 2021

This program does not apply to the cities of Barrie and Orillia. 

Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant

County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations

County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department 
705-734-8386 (mobile)