- Peel Region does not accept grass clippings at the curb or at Community Recycling Centres, which was an approved decision by Council in February 2019.
- Please do not mix grass into waste, yard waste or compost – doing so uses more resources and time to filter contents so that waste, yard waste and compost can be processed.
- Instead, Peel Region encourages residents to leave clippings on the lawn – otherwise known as grasscycling.
- Information about how to grasscycle and its benefits can be found by visiting: ca/waste/grasscycling/
Benefits of grasscycling
- Grass clippings contain 80% – 85% water and break down quickly.
- Nutrients are supplied to the soil by clippings left on your lawn.
- Grasscycling reduces water use and the amount of fertilizer needed for your lawn.
- It reduces the need to water your lawn and slows water evaporation from your soil.
- Save time, money and effort by not bagging.
How to grasscycle
- Mow when it’s dry.
- Raise your mower’s blade to a high setting to:
- create shorter clippings that will break down faster
- keep your grass taller to minimize heat damage to the roots and decrease waster loss.
- Keep blades sharp.
- If your mower has a bag, remove it.
- Leave mowed grass on your lawn to break down naturally.
- Consider investing in a mulching mower to make the job even easier, but it is not required.
- If you’re still looking for alternate disposal options, you can consider calling private services in your local area.