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 that is sent to landfill sites (and how many bag tags you need). With composting, organic material is broken down to the consistency of dirt and can be used as mulch, adding nutrients to plants. The great thing about backyard composting is that it generates a wonderful product for your garden and all you have to do is put organic material into a composter.  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)

 Backyard Composter


GRASSCYCLING

Due to the high water and nitrogen content, grass clippings easily break down when exposed to air and returns the decomposed clippings to the soil within one to two weeks. This allows for the fresh grass clippings to become fertilizer for the lawn that was just cut. With this strategy, you can save yourself the effort of composting and raking up grass clippings and in the end will help your lawn maintain its strength and colour.


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.

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