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City to conduct spring leaf and yard waste pick-up

City to conduct spring leaf and yard waste pick-up
The city will be providing a spring leaf and yard waste collection from April 11 to May 6.
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Cornwall - Apr. 5, 2011 - Here's a sure sign of spring - the city has announced the schedule for its spring pick-up of leaf and yard waste.

The city provides residents with a special collection of leaf and yard waste in the spring and fall seaons, and this spring's collection will take place over a four-week period from April 11 to May 6.

The leaf and yard waste must be contained in bio-degradable paper bags, which are readily available from a wide selection of local retailers. Reusable containers such as garbage cans or blue boxes can also be used.

Residents are asked to place leaf and yard waste at the curb along with their regular solid waste on their regular collection day. Plastic bags containing leaf and yard waste will not be collected during this period.

According to a media release from the city, the goal of the program is to divert organic waste from the main landfill site.

To extend the life of the landfill site in Cornwall, compostable materials such as leaves and yard waste are brought to the composting facility where it is placed in rows. These rows are turned over to make an end product that all citizens can use to help grow their gardens. This helps return the nutrients from the leaves back into the soil, completing nature’s own cycle.

Compost material can be picked up directly from the landfill site at no cost.

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