Paper Leaf Bags           

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

Paper leaf and yard waste bags grind easily and break down quickly when they are processed. 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. 

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.

Spring & Fall Collection Guidelines for Towns: Maximum of 2 cubic metres (2m x 1m x 1m) collected. 


Fall 2023 Collections: 

Town of Bridgewater collection will be on your regular pick up day: November 13 - 17

Town of Mahone Bay the entire Town will be collected: November 13 


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


Municipality of the District of Lunenburg:
Leaf & yard waste is collected year-round, on your regular collection day. A maximum of 3 bags or bundles of branches are collected when your green cart is curbside and 4 bags or bundles when your cart isn’t curbside. 

Leaf and yard waste is accepted at the Lunenburg Regional Community Recycling Centre. A fee is charged. Questions? Call (902) 543-2991.