County offering interim collection of yard waste

WELLINGTON COUNTY – At this time of year, many county residents typically use waste facilities to dispose of leaf and yard waste.

With the county’s waste facilities remain closed due to COVID-19 response measures, residents have limited options to dispose of this material.

On April 14 the solid waste services committee (SWSC) approved an interim measure to facilitate curbside collection of leaf and yard waste in 56 designated urban areas (those that currently receive weekly curbside collection services), with the collected material being disposed of at a composting facility in Arthur. 

While the county has contracted seasonal leaf and yard waste collection for the designated areas, that program does not start until the fall. 

The spring interim leaf and yard waste collection will be provided by county staff in partnership with member municipalities.

“I am very pleased to announce that through the joint efforts of the county and our member municipalities, we are able to provide this interim collection solution,” said Warden Kelly Linton

SWSC chair Gregg Davidson said, “We appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to adapt and strive to provide the best services we can while protecting our residents and staff.”

Collection will begin the week of April 27 and run for six weeks. Each municipality will have two separate collection weeks. Details will be promoted through local media and at

Rural residents are asked to store or compost leaf and yard waste on their property until county waste facilities re-open.