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Battery collection

The fall battery collection period is from October 17 to 28. Check your collection calendar for your battery pickup day. Get details

Special Services

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
  • Buckthorn
  • 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.

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