The City of Stratford offers residential curbside collection for seasonal yard waste such as leaves, hedge trimmings, tree prunings, weeds, and yard plants. Yard waste does not include food waste from your kitchen or grass clippings. The City offers backyard composters for sale and up to one cubic metre of free compost.
Trucks begin collecting at 8 a.m. on your scheduled garbage day during the leaf and yard waste weeks, Garbage and Recycle Collection Schedule and Map so please have all items to the curb by then. The collection truck makes two rounds, picking up bags and cans on one round and on the other round picks up the brush bundles on your designated collection day.
Small materials such as leaves and plants should be placed out in clearly marked certified compostable bags, kraft paper bags or in reusable containers with a yard waste label attached. Plastic bags are no longer accepted for leaf and yard waste collection.
If you miss the collection or have loads less than 200 kg you may take it to the compost depot at the landfill site where it will be accepted at no charge.
Composters are available to purchase for $25 each at City Annex, 82 Erie Street, 3rd Floor, then you pick up the composter at Public Works Division, 303 King Street.
Residents can pick up to one cubic meter of finished compost while supply lasts. Commercial users and landscapers can purchase compost for $3.50 per cubic meter. Call (519) 271-0250 extension 279 for availability of compost.