Grass clippings not collected in Peel

By June 17, 2022Issues, Ward 1
  • 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.