Yard and Garden Waste

Accepted materials

Did you know some transfer stations accept clean, source-separated yard and garden waste from from residents and commercial sources. This includes:

  • leaves, grass and hedge clippings, grass sod, plants, flowers, shrub and tree branches up to 75 mm (3 in) in diameter
  • processed yard and garden waste, like tree prunings chipped to less than 50 mm (2 in)

Not accepted

Some materials are not accepted to keep our facilities safe and to produce the best possible compost:

  • fruits and berries
  • branches, woody debris, and stumps over 75 mm (3 in) in diameter
  • non-organic material like dirt, rocks, asphalt, concrete and metals
  • land clearing debris and industrial sources of wood waste

Tipping fees may be charged for loads contaminated with unacceptable materials as it will have to be directed to the landfill instead.

Contact Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill to learn more about what qualifies as yard and garden waste. 

Keep fruit and berries out of compost

Are your fruit trees making a mess in your yard? Here are some tips to help you keep fruit and berries out of your compost materials and keep bears away from your yard.

  • Pick fruit and allow it to ripen indoors or pick it daily as it ripens. Do not allow fruit to accumulate on the ground and attract bears.
  • Are your plants producing more fruit than you know what to do with? Visit the Prince George Fruit Exchange on Facebook or Northern Bear Awareness for ideas on ways to use or donate your extra fruit.