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Swift Current's new residential yard waste program launches May 17

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The City of Swift Current's new yard waste program will be open for the 2018 season starting Thursday, May 17 and running to November 16, weather pending – now with a Southside location and new system of disposal. Here is what to expect.

 

Locations for free disposal:

Southside – former St. Joseph’s school site

Innovation Credit Union i-Plex parking lot

Alternate location year round – landfill, open Mon – Sat 8 a.m. To 5 p.m.

Hours of operation at sites:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

System of disposal:

Separate bays for greater ease of disposal, right at ground level

Arriving prepared and emptying contents

Separate wood/branches from organic yard waste beforeyou leave your home. Come prepared to empty any bags you may have used to transport your yard waste.

Acceptable organics:

Weeds, soil, plant matter, flowers, leaves & grass clippings, woodchips, fibre plant containers, brown paper yard bags, and thin sticks < 1/4”diameter or less, are allowed in yard waste bay.

No plastic bags, no biodegradable bags, no pots, nor non-compostable materials.

Acceptable wood trimmings:

Branches - thickness between 1/4 and 8 inch diameter or less, are allowed to be stockpiled onsite. Please transport oversized branches to Landfill wood pile.

No lumber, pallets, painted, stained or treated wood – these items go to the landfill.

No wood that appears to have a disease.

Follow attendant’s direction for parking and unloading at the sites. 

Empty the contents of bags and containers into the bays and adhere to the instructions given by the attendant. 

For more information, including disposal guidelines, please visit www.swiftcurrent.ca/yardwaste or contact: Environmental Services, Infrastructure & Operations Division, at 306.778.2748

 
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