The City of Lethbridge has decided to delay the opening of the Residential Yard Waste Sites due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19
) outbreak. In keeping with Provincial and Federal recommendations for residents to practice social distancing and to protect the City employees, the sites will be closed until at least May 1, 2020
The Yard Waste are a self-serve site for residential material only.
Where are the Residential Yard Waste Sites Located?
Bridge Drive West Recycling Station: Located at the top of Bridge Dr. W. hill, right before the junction of Bridge Dr. W. and University Drive (look for the big green flag!)
Stafford Drive North Recycling Station: Located at the junction of Stafford Drive North and Scenic Drive North.
South Side Recycling Station: Located on 28th Ave S between the Lethbridge Soccer Complex and Lethbridge Judo Club.
When are the Residential Yard Waste Sites open?
The City of Lethbridge has decided to delay the opening of the Residential Yard Waste Sites due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In keeping with Provincial and Federal recommendations for social distancing and to protect the City employees, the sites will remain closed until at least May 1, 2020. Practices such as Grass-Cycling and Back Yard Composting are great alternatives to help residents deal with their smaller yard waste items. Larger materials such as branches can still be taken to the Waste & Recycling Center at this time. We appreciate your patience as we all work together during this unprecedented period.
What is accepted at the Yard Waste Site?
Branches (max. 8" in diameter)
Garden trimmings (including weeds)
Clean pumpkins (not painted)
Fallen fruit (removed from tree branches)
not accepted at the Yard Waste Site?
Branches greater than 8 inches in diameter
Branches longer than 6 feet
Lumber and fence posts
Sod and dirt
Loose loads of leaves and grass
Oversized bags larger than 30 gallons
Loads containing garbage
Dumped loads or hydraulic trailers
Materials from eaves trough cleaning
Roots balls and stumps
These materials/loads may go to the
Waste & Recycling Centre. Check out the free Saturdays program for residents!
During peak hours, large loads may be directed to the
Waste & Recycling Centre if there is limited capacity at Yard Waste Sites.
Will I have to debag?
You can avoid having to debag by using paper yard waste bags. The site cannot accept any type of plastic bag, or oversize bags larger than 30 gallons due to safety concerns. Debagging or unload help is not necessarily provided. For retailers that stock paper yard waste bags,
What will happen if my load is unacceptable?
When you bring an unacceptable load, you may be redirected to the
Waste & Recycling Centre.
Do I have other options to remove yard waste from my property?
- Materials can be hauled to the
Waste & Recycling Centre (formerly called Regional Landfill). Tipping fees may apply. Large branches, root balls, and sod are accepted at this site.
- Utility account holders are eligible for two
Large Item Service collections (curbside pick-ups of large or bulky items per year at no charge). Anyone wishing to use this service for branches or other items must speak with a scheduler to arrange the details of the collection.
What happens to my yard waste?
Grass, leaves, branches and other yard waste is brought to the
Waste & Recycling Centre to be mulched and composted and used in city parks and planting beds. Composting helps to extend the life of the landfill. Composting also reduced the production of greenhouse gases in the landfill and allows the nutrients to return to the soil and be used for new plant growth. The extra mulch is available for residents to take.
For more information
Report a problem like missed collection or mess in lane
Phone: 311 or 403-320-3111 (if outside of Lethbridge)
Online: Service request options