How to sort your waste
Poison ivy and other invasive plants
This item can be hazardous to safety or health.
This item has options for disposal. It is NOT yard waste.
On private property
Place all invasive plants in a secured plastic bag, then put the bag in your garbage (grey) cart.
Invasive plants include:
- Poison ivy
- Garlic mustard
- Dog-strangling vine
- Manitoba maple
- Norway maple
- Japanese Knotweed
For more information, visit Ontario Invasive Plant Council.Additional information:
- Do not compost invasive plants.
- Do not put invasive plants in your yard waste or organics cart.
- Hire a lawn care professional to remove Giant Hogweed or Wild Parsnip.
On public property
- If you find an invasive plant in a park or other area, call 3-1-1.