Spring Yard Cleanup Program Dates Announced

The City of Fredericton's annual "Spring Yard Cleanup" program is happening during the weeks of April 27 to May 1 and May 11 to May 15.

The program offers residents environmentally responsible disposal of garden and yard waste, limbs, and branches. The one-week gap allows residents extra time to clean up around their yards. If at all possible, the pickup will occur on your regular garbage day.

Spring Yard Cleanup guidelines:

  • ONLY compostable paper bags will be accepted.
  • Collection coincides 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 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.
  • Only place garden and yard waste at the curbside during the collection weeks.
  • No more than thirty (30) kilograms (65 pounds) per item or bundle. 

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

The program is not for pickup of items such as furniture, stoves, refrigerators, bedsprings, mattresses, or residue from major tree removal or significant clearing operations. 

If in doubt about what can be collected, or for more information, visit www.fredericton.ca/springcleanup or contact Service Fredericton at 506-460-2020 or service@fredericton.ca before placing material at the curb.