By Kuhl, Nick on November 22, 2019.
The three City of Lethbridge yard waste sites will close for the season on Nov. 30.
To date in 2019, officials say 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.
Grass, leaves and garden waste collected at yard waste sites is composted at the Waste and Recycling Centre and used in city parks and for ground remediation at the landfill.
After the yard wastes sites at Bridge Drive West Recycling Station, Stafford Drive North Recycling Station and South Side Recycling Station close, residents can take their material to the Waste and Recycling Centre (landfill) for composting between Dec. 1 and March 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 http://www.lethbridge.ca/wrs or call Lethbridge 311.