Program under way April 17

The Yard Waste Program will be open for the 2021 season, with physical distancing restrictions, starting Saturday, April 17th and running to Tuesday, November 2nd, weather pending. Here is what to expect: 

Locations for FREE disposal

•Southside - former St. Joseph’s School site, on Dahl Street

•Northside - Innovation Credit Union i-Plex Parking Lot 

•Landfill open Mon – Sat 8am-5pm (last loads in by 4:45pm)

Hours of Operation at Sites:

•Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm 

•Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 4:00 pm 

•Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 

•CLOSED on Sundays on Statutory Weekends

System of disposal:

•Separate bays for ease of disposal, at ground level

•Staggered entry while remaining in your vehicle, upholding physical distancing regulations

•Individual access to ensure user and staff safety

•Option for those with mobility issues, to remain in vehicle while staff unloads bags

 Arriving prepared and emptying contents

1 Separate wood/branches from organic yard waste BEFORE you 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 and fibre plant containers are allowed in yard waste bay.

NO PLASTIC BAGS, no biodegradable bags, no pots, nor non-compostable materials, and NO ANIMAL WASTE

ACCEPTABLE WOOD TRIMMINGS

•Branches - trimmings of 8-inch diameter or less.

•Please transport oversized branches to the landfill; please note that charges will apply.

•Branches over 8-inch diameter are subject to landfill fees to cover costs associated with grinding the material.

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

•  Follow attendant’s direction for remaining in your vehicle, waiting in designated parking. 

2 Keeping physical distancing regulations, only one vehicle allowed service at a time. Depending on volume of traffic at the site, this may require some patience.

  

3 Empty the contents of bags and containers into the bays and adhere to the instructions given by the attendant. Note: for those with mobility issues, attendant will unload your yard waste while you stay in your vehicle.

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