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Yard Waste Sites

 

Where are the 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 Yard Waste Sites open? 

The yard waste sites are open April 1 to November 30, seven days a week from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.


What is accepted at the Yard Waste Site? 

Branches (max. 8" in diameter)
Grass
Leaves
Garden trimmings (including weeds)
 Clean pumpkins (not painted)
Fallen fruit (removed from tree branches)


What is 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
 Commercial vehicles
 Materials from eavestrough cleaning
 Roots balls and stumps
 Mixed loads

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. For retailers that stock paper yard waste bags, click here.


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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.