Residual waste

Leaves and green waste

Once a week – on Tuesdays

In Kirkland, collection of leaves and green waste takes place once a week on Tuesdays, starting at 7:00 am. Paper bags and other accepted containers illustrated below must be placed at the curb next to the brown bin before 7:00 am Tuesday morning.

Also, make sure that your bags or containers are placed on your property and not on the street, so as not to obstruct the street sweeper. Otherwise, the streets cannot be cleaned properly.

Distribution of PAPER BAGS


Green waste paper bags are available every year in the spring* at the following locations:

  • Town Hall
  • Library
  • Maximum of 5 bags per civic address - while supplies last.

* Distribution for the spring 2018 is over


Green waste paper bags available as of September 10, 2018, at the following locations:

  • Town Hall
    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 12 noon & 1 to 4:30 pm

  • Library
    Monday to Friday, 10 am to 9 pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

  • Ecclestone, Holleuffer, Kirkland and des Bénévoles Park Chalets
    Monday to Friday, 4:30* to 11 pm
    Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 11 pm

    * Please note that  des Bénévoles Chalet opens at 3:30 pm on week days.

Maximum of 10 bags per civic address - while supplies last (approx. 50,000 bags in total).  Biodegradable paper bags are also available at most hardware and other retail stores for approximately $0.60 per bag.


  • Green waste only (leaves, grass and yard waste)
  • Avoid heavy loads (over 20 kg/45 lb)
  • Place your bags/containers at the curb next to the brown bin before 7 am Tuesday mornings
  • No plastic bags accepted

Dead leaves and green waste are not garbage!

It is prohibited to dispose of leaves and other green waste in the Friday garbage collection.

The garbage removal contractor will leave in place bags and other receptacles containing green residues.

Let’s adopt good practices in reducing household waste and avoid using plastic bags to dispose of green waste!

Please ensure to make your landscaper aware of this regulation!

Did you know? 

To dispose of dead leaves, you can leafcycle them using the lawnmower to shred and spread them evenly in a thin layer as a free natural fertilizer for your soil.
Shredded leaves can also be used as mulch for gardens and landscapings.