Fall Leaf Pickup

The City of Fredericton’s annual Fall Leaf Pickup will take place this year during the weeks of October 28 - November 1 and November 11-15, 2019. (There will be leaf pickup on November 11.)

To participate, residents must follow these general guidelines:

  • ONLY compostable PAPER bags will be accepted.
  • Collection is expected to coincide with regular garbage/recycling days.
  • Pile compostable material separately from regular garbage.
  • Leaves should not be raked into gutters.
  • Loose leaves will not be collected.
  • Small, tied bundles of brush will be collected. 
  • Leaves will not be collected for composting outside of the specified collection period.
  • Limbs/branches are to be separated from other refuse so it they can be shredded. Branches should be no bigger than 5 cm in diameter x 1.5 m in length (2’’ x 5’) and loose brush must be tied in bundles.

Once collected, compostable material is transported to the city’s Municipal Compost Facility, where they are formed into windrows, and composted into “Grade A” topsoil for use by the Parks & Trees Division and in other city capital construction projects.