Organics Diversion

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Organics make up a big chunk of residential garbage.  Currently, the municipality provides the following options for getting these materials out of the waste stream and turning them into mulch. Please take advantage of the following:

BACKYARD COMPOSTING

Composting can divert as much as 30% of household waste sent to landfill sites (and how many bag tags you need). With composting, rich humus for lawns and gardens is created, adding nutrients to plants. The great thing about backyard composting is that it generates a wonderful product for your garden! Why have the Municipality collect and landfill organic waste when you can process it on your property for personal use and save money? Backyard composters may be purchased at the Municipal Office for $40.00 taxes included (price subject to change).

 

LEAF AND YARD WASTE COLLECTION

Leaf and yard waste is collected once in the spring and once in the fall in Almonte and the villages of Pakenham, Blakeney, Appleton and Clayton, bags must be biodegradable paper bags.  Items must be out at curbside by 7 a.m on the day of collection to guarantee pick up.  Paper Bags with leaf and yard waste do NOT require garbage tags to be picked up.


Spring Collection:

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - West Side of Almonte (your garbage day is Wednesday)

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Village of Pakenham, Clayton, Blakeney and Appleton

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - East Side of Almonte (your garbage day is Friday)

Fall Collection:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - West Side of Almonte (your garbage day is Wednesday)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Village of Pakenham, Clayton, Blakeney and Appleton

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - East Side of Almonte (your garbage day is Friday)


PLEASE NOTE THAT AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE ABOVE ARE NOT COLLECTED.  LEAF AND YARD WASTE MAY BE BROUGHT TO THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:


Beckwith Transfer Station
9271 Cavanagh Road, Carleton Place
Monday to Friday - 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
(Fees may apply)


Howie Road Depot
1470 Howie Road, Carp
Wednesday, October 25th - 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Pakenham Depot
580 Barr Side Road, Pakenham
Saturdays 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.


ACCEPTABLE ITEMS:

Leaves, brush, pumpkins, grass clippings, garden waste, tree trimmings, house plants

Clippings from trees and shrubs should be tied with string(no wire) securely in small bundles to permit easy handling

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:

  • NO kitchen waste
  • NO milled lumber
  • NO stumps or tree limbs with a diameter in excess of 5cm (2")
  • NO unbundled brush
  • NO sod, dirt, soil, stones, garbage, metal or animal droppings