By Sarah Klein
It’s the time of year to get going on spring cleanup and the city is making it easy for you to get rid of yard waste.
Starting today, several ‘Leaf It With Us’ depots are open for residents to recycle their yard waste to be composted into a reusable soil-like material.
The depots will operate seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
All leaves, lawn thatch, grass clippings, tree clippings, small branches, plants, flowers, and other garden material can be dropped off. Sand, street sweepings and garbage, including animal waste, are not accepted. Waste also must be bagged.
The following depots will be open until May 31, 2011:
Winnipeg Soccer Complex –900 Waverley Street (northwest parking lot)
Kildonan Park — 2021 Main Street (Rainbow Stage parking lot)
Assiniboine Park Zoo — 2355 Corydon Avenue (west Zoo parking lot)
King’s Park — King’s Drive and Kilkenny Drive (parking lot)
St. Vital Park — 190 River Road (south parking lot)
Transcona — Ravelston Avenue at Chrislind Street)
Terry Sawchuk Arena — 901 Kimberly Avenue, (parking lot)
Kilcona Park — McIvor Avenue at Lagimodiere Boulevard (parking lot)
Depots open until November 30, 2011 (weather permitting):
Vimy Arena — 255 Hamilton Avenue (parking lot)
Fire Station No. 17 — 501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street
St. James Civic Centre — 2055 Ness Avenue (parking lot)
Bagged or loose yard waste can also be taken to the Brady Road Landfill year round free of charge.
Regular spring cleanup of city streets will begin Sunday, April 17. About 300 pieces of equipment will be used at a cost of $4.5 million.