The Residential Fall Leaf Collection Program kicks off tomorrow, October 3. Until November 24, residents can request a pick up for their fall leaves by calling 403-320-3850 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Staff will provide an approximate collection date when the service is requested.
Paper yard waste bags must be placed in the area where garbage is normally collected approximately 24 hours ahead of the pick-up date, but away from waste collection carts. Residents whose waste collection is in the front are asked to place leaf bags where their property meets the sidewalk.
Only paper yard waste bags are accepted for the Fall Leaf Collection Program because all leaves and bags will be composted together, reducing landfill waste. Paper yard waste bags are available for purchase at retail stores throughout Lethbridge. There is no limit on the number of bags which may be set out for collection, but filled paper bags must not exceed a weight limit of 10 kg (25 lb) each. Residents can request up to two collections.
Alternatively, residents may choose to mulch their leaves, back-yard compost them or take them to any of the three City of Lethbridge Yard Waste Recycling sites, which remain open until November 30. For more information on the Residential Fall Leaf Collection Program please visit www.lethbridge.ca/FallLeafCollection or call Public Operations at 403-320-3850.
Allyson Racz, Waste Reduction Technician
City of Lethbridge