The Municipality of Meaford and the City of Owen Sound are working together to offer use of the City’s Leaf and Yard Waste depot to Meaford residents.

The City’s Leaf and Yard Waste site on 28th Avenue East in Owen Sound provides a convenient location for residents to drop off their yard waste, including leaves, grass clippings, and small branches. Following increasing costs to manage the facility, the City of Owen Sound and the Municipality of Meaford have reached an agreement of $13,000 for the remainder of the year, based on estimated use of the site, to open the facility to Meaford residents.

The yard waste depot is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with the agreement coming into effect on September 12, 2023, and remain in place until the end of 2023. Residents are reminded to bring proof of address, such as a driver’s licence or utility bill, when attending the site and to only drop off accepted materials.

For more information on the Leaf and Yard Waste site, or if you are a commercial contractor, please visit the Municipality of Meaford or City of Owen Sound's websites.

For more information about the Owen Sound Leaf and Yard Waste Site, please contact:

Lara Widdifield, Director of Public Works and Engineering, at 519-376-4440 ext. 1201 or email


"Being collaborative and working together on issues that face us all is valuable. Teaming up with our neighbours is an important example of an innovative and effective way we can work together to benefit both our community and our environment.”

         -Mayor Ian Boddy

“I am thrilled to announce the new agreement with Owen Sound. This collaboration will provide all of our residents with a convenient way to dispose of their yard waste. It will also further develop our relationship with our partners in Owen Sound. I am proud of the efforts being made to prioritize cooperation and I look forward to the positive impacts that this agreement will have on our community.”

     -Mayor Ross Kentner


For Further Information, Contact:

Jessica Wiley
Director of Operations / Drainage Superintendent
Municipality of Meaford
21 Trowbridge Street West, Meaford
519-538-1060 extension 1132 |