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Yard Waste Sites closing for the season

If you’ve been looking for the final push to drop off those remaining fall yard waste bags, here it is. Sunday, November 19 is the final day the three City yard waste sites will be open this year. The sites will be closed for the season Monday, November 20.

Since the spring, 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 Drive West hill, right before the junction of Bridge Drive West and University Drive
  • Stafford Drive North Recycling Station - at the junction of Stafford Drive North and Scenic Drive North
  • South Side Recycling Station - located on 28 Avenue South between the Lethbridge Soccer Complex and Lethbridge Judo Club

This year, the sites have collected a total of 1,326,760 kilograms (1,332 tonnes) of yard waste which was diverted from the landfill.

Grass, leaves and garden waste collected at yard waste sites is composted at the Waste & Recycling Centre’s Organic Processing Facility along with the organic material collected through the Green Cart Program. The compost can be purchased by residents at the Waste & Recycling Centre or collected at one of the compost giveaway events throughout the year. Residents are still able to take their grass, leaves and garden waste material to the Waste & Recycling Centre for composting, with no disposal fees charged on Saturdays. The City’s recycling stations, which collect cardboard, paper, glass, tin cans and plastic containers, remain open year-round.

In addition to the yard waste diverted through the program, other yard waste was diverted in a unique way this year. City yard waste attendants at the Bridge Drive West yard waste site took diversion to a new level this season. Ed Meier, Bassel Al Mohammad and Brett Hood started a garden using donated barrels, pots and an underutilized plot of land on the property. After clearing the plot of weeds and debris, the team took dying plants that were dropped off for disposal and planted them in the garden. In their down-time, the team tended to the plants, nursing them back to health. By the end of the summer, the lush garden was full of rescued plants including a variety of flowers, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and potatoes. In October, the crew donated approximately 65 pounds of potatoes to Wood’s Homes.


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