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Yard waste collection begins this week in Winnipeg

Winnipeggers who have already started raking their lawns and clearing their gardens can start leaving their yard waste on the curb this week.

Yard waste collected every 2 weeks, on same day as recycling and garbage

Yard waste in Winnipeg is collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same collection day as recycling and garbage, and will continue until November. (City of Winnipeg)

Already raking your lawns and cleaning up the garden? The City of Winnipeg will be collecting your yard waste starting this week.

This year's curbside yard waste collection program will begin this week for homes in yard waste collection area A and next week for homes in yard waste collection area B.

Residents can also drop off yard waste for free at the new Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot, at 1901 Brady Rd.

(City of Winnipeg)

Yard waste collection areas and dates can be found on the City of Winnipeg website or by calling 311.

Yard waste is collected at the curb once every two weeks, on the same collection day as recycling and garbage, and will continue until November.

Residents can put their yard waste in:

  • Any reusable container without a lid (plastic tubs, old blue boxes, old metal or plastic garbage containers). Containers should not be broken or damaged.
  • Cardboard boxes.
  • Paper yard waste bags.

Plastic bags will not be accepted because the plastic bags do not decompose and will ruin the finished compost.

Yard waste includes unlimited amounts of outside organic materials, such as grass clippings, leaves, plants, flowers, bush/shrub clippings and small tied bundles of branches no longer than one metre or heavier than 22 kilograms.

Some of the materials not accepted in the curbside yard waste collection program include logs, stumps, rocks, dirt, sod and litter, as these items slow down the composting process and can damage the composting equipment.

Residents are urged not to rake yard waste onto the street as this can plug the street drains.

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