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Residential Yard Waste Program Launches April 27th

Post Date:04/15/2019 11:15 AM

For Immediate Release
April 15, 2019

Residential Yard Waste Program Launches April 27th  

The Yard Waste Program will be open for the 2019 season starting Saturday, April 27th and running to Tuesday, November 5th, 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, right at ground level

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, 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, and NO ANIMAL WASTE

ACCEPTABLE WOOD TRIMMINGS
• Branches - thickness between ¼ and 8-inch diameter or less, can be stockpiled onsite. 
• 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. 

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

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

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For more information including disposal guidelines please visit www.swiftcurrent.ca/yardwaste or contact:

Keegan Story
Environmental Services
Infrastructure & Operations Division
306.778.2748

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