Curbside yard waste collection season ending

Winnipeg, MB – Curbside yard waste collection for 2017 is coming to an end.

  • Yard waste collection in “area A” will end the week of November 13 – 17, 2017
  • Yard waste collection in “area B” will end the week of November 20 – 24, 2017

Residents can find out if their yard waste collection is “area A” or “area B” by:

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

Plastic bags are not accepted in the program because they do not break down and will ruin the finished compost.

Residents are reminded to place their yard waste containers to the side of their recycling and garbage carts, and to leave an arm’s length between their yard waste containers and their recycling and garbage carts.

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. 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.

Citizens are urged not to rake any yard waste material or debris onto the street as this can plug the street drains and cause ponding problems as well as increase the risk of basement flooding.

Residents can also take their yard waste to the 4R Winnipeg Depots located at 1777 Brady Road and 1120 Pacific Avenue. For more information on the 4R Winnipeg Depots, including hours of operation, please visit City of Winnipeg – 4R Winnipeg Depots.

For more information on the curbside yard waste collection program, please visit City of Winnipeg – Yard Waste Collection.