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 must 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?  

Residents can purchase a backyard composter of their choice, complete and submit the rebate form for a $40 rebate.  Please note: only one rebate per household.

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 collection occurs 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 21, 2024- west side of Almonte (garbage collection Wednesday)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Hamlets/Villages of Appleton, Blakeney, Clayton, Pakenham and the following Subdivisions - Pakenham Golf Course, Oakland Cres (Booth), Fairway Cres, Julie Anne Cres, Spruce Cres, Senator (Torok, Emerich) and Heather Cres (Carl Lee, Duncan)

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - east side of Almonte (garbage collection Friday) and the following Subdivisions - Whitetail Ridge, Greystone/Stonehome Cres

Fall Collection:

Tuesday, November 19, 2024- west side of Almonte (garbage collection Wednesday)

Wednesday, November 20, 2024 - Hamlets/Villages of Appleton, Blakeney, Clayton, Pakenham and the following Subdivisions - Pakenham Golf Course, Oakland Cres (Booth), Fairway Cres, Julie Anne Cres, Spruce Cres, Senator (Torok, Emerich) and Heather Cres (Carl Lee, Duncan)

Thursday, November 21, 2024- east side of Almonte (garbage collection Friday) and the following Subdivisions - Whitetail Ridge, Greystone/Stonehome Cres

 

PLEASE NOTE That areas outside of the above are not collected curbside.  Leaf and Yard Waste may be brought to the following locations:

Beckwith Transfer Station- 9271 Cavanagh Road, Carleton Place

Monday to Friday 7 am - 5 pm
Saturday 7 am - 12 pm
(Fees may apply)

Howie Road Depot - 1470 Howie Road, Carp
May 6- October 28, 2023

Wednesday 3 pm - 7 pm
Saturday 9 am - 1 pm 

Pakenham Depot - 580 Barr Side Road, Pakenham
Saturday 8 am - 12 pm

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 50mm (2") - the depots will accept up to 150mm (6")
  • NO unbundled brush
  • NO sod, dirt, soil, stones, garbage, metal or animal droppings

Christmas Tree Curbside Collection

Christmas Trees must be at curbside by 7 a.m. by the day of your collection to guarantee pick up. 

  • Tuesday, January 9 & 16, 2024 - west side of Almonte (garbage collection Wednesday)
  • Wednesday, January 10 & 17, 2024 - Hamlets/Villages of Appleton, Blakeney, Clayton, Pakenham, and the following Subdivisions – Pakenham Golf Course, Oakland Cres (Booth), Fairway Cres, Julie Anne Cres, Spruce Cres, Senator (Torok, Emerich), Heather Cres (Carl Lee, Duncan)
  • Thursday, January 11 & 18, 2024 - east side of Almonte (garbage collection Friday), and the following Subdivisions – Whitetail Ridge, Greystone/Stonehome Cres

PLEASE NOTE that areas outside of the above collection schedule or outside of these dates will not be collected.  Christmas Trees may be brought to the following locations:

Pakenham Depot - 580 Barr Side Road, Pakenham
Saturday 8 am - 12 pm
(No fee to drop off)

Beckwith Transfer Station - 9271 Cavanagh Road, Carleton Place
Monday to Friday 7 am - 5 pm
Saturday 7 am - 12 pm
(Fees may apply)