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Curbside Yard Waste Collection to Start Up Next Week

March 30, 2015 2:28 PM | News

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The City of Winnipeg’s seasonal yard waste collection program starts up again next week.

If you’re a homeowner in yard waste collection area A, collection begins on Monday, April 6. Those in Area B start on Monday, April 13.

To find out what area you are in, check out the City of Winnipeg website here.

Yard waste is collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same collection day as recycling and garbage, said the City.

Residents can put their yard waste in:

  • any reusable container without a lid (e.g., plastic tubs, old blue boxes, old metal or plastic garbage containers) – containers should not be broken or damaged
  • cardboard boxes
  • paper yard waste bags (available at many stores) – plastic bags are not accepted.

“Yard waste includes unlimited amounts of outside organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, plants, flowers, bush/shrub clippings, and small tied bundles of branches no longer than one metre or heavier than 22 kilograms,” reads a statement from the City. “Some of the materials not accepted in the curbside yard waste collection program include logs, stumps, rocks, dirt, sod, and litter. These items slow down the composting process and can damage the composting equipment.”