The City of Winnipeg has announced that the curbside yard waste collection program will be extended for two more weeks.
· Yard waste collection “Area A” will end Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
· Yard waste collection “Area B” will end Friday, Nov. 27, 2015
Residents can find out if their collection day is “Area A” or “Area B” by:
· Downloading the free My Waste app
· Calling 311
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). Please note that 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.
Citizens are urged not to rake any 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 flooding.
Residents can also drop off their yard waste at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility free of charge, as long as the load only contains yard waste.
More information on the curbside yard waste collection program is available at City of Winnipeg - Yard Waste Collection.