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February 26th, 2014: Yard Waste Pick Up Back On

February 26, 2014 - 1:43 PM

It may be tough to find your yard under this latest blanket of snow, but yard waste collection is back on!

Starting this Monday, March 3rd, all residents on municipal curbside garbage collection will benefit from yard waste pick up every two weeks 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 pick up).To determine your yard waste collection week, please refer to the Living Greener Calendar  at, or download the convenient  smartphone app at  This gives you the information of the Living Greener Calendar in the palm of your hand!

Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart says, “Last year alone we collected almost 14,600 tonnes of yard waste at the curb and turned it into high quality compost instead of it being buried at the landfill.”

Stewart adds, “Collecting yard waste separately means it can all be composted, saving valuable landfill space and reducing unnecessary traffic congestion at the landfill. Your collected yard waste is turned into compost known as GlenGrow, great for amending your garden soil, so it’s most important to keep the yard waste free of any plastic or garbage.”

You’re reminded to put your yard waste out for collection by 7 am on the morning of your regular garbage day. Please make sure the lid is closed, and that you don’t put any garbage, plastic bags, rocks, sod, flower pots, landscape cloth, or kitchen scraps into the yard waste cart.

Accepted items include:
-  Leaves, needles
-  Wood chips, bark
-  Garden plants
-  Fruit droppings
-  Grass clippings
-  Branches and pruning’s up to 5 centimetres (2 inches) in diameter and less than one metre (3 feet) in length

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 follow the links at

To purchase GlenGrow compost please call 250.469.8868.

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