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Organic Drop-Off

Bring your yard waste to the Organic Drop-off Depot located at 112 Patton Street. The depot is open from April until November (weather permitting) and operates Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  This service is free of charge for residential households. Businesses will be subject to disposal fees. Organic Drop-off Depot is now closed for the winter season.

Accepted Materials: 

  • grass cuttings
  • leaves
  • sod
  • flower clippings

Not Accepted: 

  • brush of any size
  • milled or pressure treated wood
  • plastic bags 
  • garbage

Brush is only accepted at the Merrick Landfill on Sand Dam Road (charges apply). Free brush drop-off at the Merrick Landfill is available from May 2 until June 11. 

When leaf and yard waste is placed at the curb for pickup it is treated as waste and counts towards the per household allowable waste limit of two waste receptacles per week.  The City of North Bay strongly encourages residents to bring their leaf and yard waste to the depot to help divert this material from our landfill. 

Did You Know?

The organic material collected at the drop-off depot is converted into compost which is then sold to the public at a very low cost, allowing the City to maintain the program.