Niagara residents will be allowed to put out more yard waste as of Monday

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Many of us are paying more attention to our yards during the pandemic, and here's some good news from the Niagara Region about our leaf and yard waste limits.

Effective Monday May 11th, the temporary curbside leaf and yard waste limit will be increased from three to five bags/cans for single-family homes and apartments with six units or less.

Ripped leaf and yard waste bags must still be re-bagged or placed in another container to ensure material can be collected.

Residents are asked to please be patient as there may be delays for the collection of leaf and yard waste.

Curbside spring branch collection is underway until Friday, May 29 on your regular collection day, for single-family homes and apartments with six units or less.

Branches must be tied into bundles using string or twine and must not exceed:

•Maximum weight of a bundle: 22.7 kg (50 lbs.)
•Maximum size of a bundle: 1.5 m (5 ft.) in length, and 0.5 m (1.6 ft.) in diameter
•Individual branches inside of a bundle must not exceed 7 cm (2.8 in.) in diameter