Organics Diversion



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:



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 is collected once in the spring and once in the fall in Almonte and the villages of Pakenham, Blakeney, Appleton and Clayton.  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.

2017 Collection:

Spring Collection:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - Almonte Ward

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Villages of Appleton, Blakeney, Clayton and Pakenham.

Fall Collection:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Almonte Ward

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Villages of Appleton, Blakeney, Clayton and Pakenham



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



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

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

Must be in biodegradable paper bags



Leaf and Yard Waste can also be taken free of charge to:


The Howie Road Recycling Depot at 1470 Howie Road off of March Road

Wednesday April 26, 2017 until October 25, 2017 3 - 7 p.m and Saturdays (all year) 9 a.m - 1 p.m


The Pakenham Depot at 580 Barr Side Road, off of Waba Road  Saturdays 8 a.m - 12 p.m