Yard waste curbside pick-up service about to return

Another sign that spring is on the way, it’s almost time to start filling up your yard waste cart.

Starting March 1, all residents on municipal curbside garbage collection will benefit from yard waste pick up every second week until the end of November.

Simply place your yard waste directly into the cart with the green lid and wheel it out for pickup every other week (alternate weeks to your recycling cart pick-up).

To determine your yard waste collection week, please refer to your Living Greener Calendar, or visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle.

Rae Stewart, the regional waste reduction facilitator, says residents make great use of the every two week collection.

“Last year alone we collected approximately 12,000 tonnes of yard waste at the curb and turned it into high quality compost instead of it being buried at the landfill,” Stewart said. 

Accepted items for yard waste pick-up include leaves, wood chips, bark, tree needles, garden plants, grass clippings and branches and pruning’s up to five cm (two inches) in diameter and less than one metre (three feet) in length.

Not permitted is garbage, plastic bags, rocks, sod, flower pots, landscape cloth, fruit droppings or kitchen scraps.

Up to two additional 360 litre yard waste carts can be purchased from your municipality. For additional yard waste carts and collection options, contact your municipality or visit regionaldistrict.com/recycle. To learn more, call 250-469-6258.

 

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