Virginia Creeper overtaking garden in Toronto

(Question)

I am pulling out tons of Virginia Creeper off of Apple tree, fence and garden and want to know how to dispose of it. I do not thing it should go out in a garden paper waste bag, or out in the back field. I have put it in black bags for now but not sure if that will work. Same with Dog Strangle weed and Thistles.

 

(Answer)

Thanks for contacting Toronto Master Gardeners.  Toronto  accepts Virginia Creeper, Dog Strangle weed and Thistles in garden paper waste bags.  The only things that are not acceptable are sod, grass clippings and earth. For more information please refer to:

https://www.toronto.ca/services-payments/recycling-organics-garbage/yard-waste/