By David Klassen
The City of Winnipeg’s ‘Leaf It With Us’ depots will open today, providing a designated location to take your bagged leaves as they begin to fall.
Eleven depots will be open seven days a week until November 15, weather permitting, to handle leaves and other yard waste you’re looking to dispose of. Items will be recycled into soil-like material to be used to landscape landfill areas.
Besides leaves, residents can drop off lawn thatch, grass clippings, plants, flowers and other garden material. Tree clippings and small branches will also be accepted, but can’t be no more than 10 centimetres or four inches in diameter and must be bundled and tied.
Leaf It With Us depot locations:
St. James Civic Centre, 2055 Ness Avenue, Parking Lot
Kildonan Park, 2021 Main Street, Rainbow Stage Parking Lot
Assiniboine Park Zoo, 2595 Roblin Boulevard, West Parking Lot
King’s Park, King’s Drive & Kilkenny Drive, Parking Lot
St. Vital Park, 190 River Road, South Parking Lot
Transcona, Chrislind Street at Ravelston Avenue, South West Parking Lot
Terry Sawchuk Arena, 901 Kimberly Avenue, West Parking Lot
Kilcona Park, McIvor Avenue & Lagimodiere Boulevard, West Parking Lot
Fire Station #17, Church Avenue & Sheppard Street
Vimy Arena, 255 Hamilton Avenue, Parking Lot
Winnipeg Soccer Complex, 900 Waverley Street, North West Parking Lot
There is no longer a depot at Pan Am Pool, but that hasn’t stopped residents from dropping off leaves and yard waste in years past.
Loose yard waste can also be dropped off at the Brady Road Landfill just south of the Perimeter Highway.