On Saturday, Nov. 30, the three City of Lethbridge yard waste sites will close for the season. To date, the sites have collected a total of 1.89 million kilograms of yard waste which was diverted from the landfill. This is an increase of nearly 500,000 kilograms from 2018.
The weight of this yard waste is equivalent to 1162 mid-sized cars! Grass, leaves and garden waste collected at yard waste sites is composted at the Waste & Recycling Centre and used in city parks and for ground remediation at the landfill.
Since spring, the yard waste sites have been open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:
- Bridge Drive West Recycling Station - at the top of Bridge Dr. W. hill, right before the junction of Bridge Dr. W. and University Dr.
- Stafford Drive North Recycling Station - located at the junction of Stafford Dr. N. and Scenic Dr. N.
- South Side Recycling Station - located on 28 Ave. S. between the Lethbridge Soccer Complex and Lethbridge Judo Club
After the yard wastes sites close, residents can take their yard waste material to the Waste & Recycling Centre (landfill) for composting between Dec. 1 and Mar. 31, with no disposal fees charged on Saturdays. The City's recycling stations which collect cardboard, glass, tin cans and plastic, remain open year round.
For additional information on other waste disposal options visit www.lethbridge.ca/wrs or call Lethbridge 311.
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