Paper Leaf Bags           

Paper bags must be used for leaf and yard waste collection. Plastic bags are no longer permitted. 

During the composting process: paper bags grind easily and break down quickly when they are blended with food waste from green carts. Plastic bags and plastic-type biodegradable bags get stuck in grinding equipment and cause contamination in the compost. Paper bags are available at most hardware, department and grocery stores. Leaf and yard waste can be collected in your green cart. The green cart lid must close.

Curbside Guidelines:

Bagged leaves may weigh up to 25 kgs (55 lbs).

Branches and limbs up to 3 feet long, and individual pieces no bigger than 2 inches in diameter can be collected. Branches must be tied and bundled, weighing up to 25 kgs (55 lbs) per bundle.


Municipality of the District of Lunenburg:
Leaf & yard waste collected year-round, on your regular collection day. Maximum of 3 bags or bundles of branches collected when your green cart is curbside and 4 bags or bundles when your cart isn’t curbside.
Spring & Fall Collection Guidelines for Towns:
Maximum of 2 cubic metres (2m x 1m x 1m) collected. 


Town of Bridgewater Special Leaf Collections: 

Collection will be on your regular pick up day:

May 3 - 7, 2021     November 15 - 19, 2021


Town of Mahone Bay Special Leaf Collections:

The entire Town will be collected:

May 10, 2021     November 15, 2021


Leaf & Yard Waste is collected year round in the Town of Bridgewater and Mahone Bay during Green Week (Green Cart & Garbage collection):

· 5 bags of leaves or bundles of branches will be collected, if a green cart is placed curbside

· 6 bags of leaves or bundles of branches will be collected, if a green cart is not placed curbside

Leaf and yard waste is accepted at the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre. A fee is charged.