Yard Waste Collection Ends November 25, 2016
The City of Winnipeg has just announced that this year’s curbside yard waste collection season is coming to an end. In the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward (known as Area B), collection will end on Friday, November 25, 2016.
Yard waste is collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same collection day as recycling and garbage. Residents can put their yard waste in:
- Any reusable container without a lid (e.g., plastic tubs, old blue boxes, old metal or plastic garbage containers)—containers should not be broken or damaged
- Cardboard boxes
- Paper yard waste bags (available at many stores)
Plastic bags are not accepted in the program because they do not break down and will ruin the finished compost.
Residents are reminded to place their yard waste containers to the side of their recycling and garbage carts, and to leave an arm’s length between their yard waste containers and their recycling and garbage carts.
Yard waste includes unlimited amounts of outside organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, plants, flowers, bush/shrub clippings, and small tied bundles of branches no longer than one metre or heavier than 22 kilograms. Some of the materials not accepted in the curbside yard waste collection program include logs, stumps, rocks, dirt, sod, and litter. These items slow down the composting process and can damage the composting equipment.
Please do not rake yard waste material or debris onto the street as this can plug the street drains and cause ponding problems as well as increase the risk of basement flooding.
PLEASE NOTE: Residents can also drop off yard waste for free on a year-round basis at the Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot, located at 1901 Brady Road.
For more information, visit City of Winnipeg Yard Waste.
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