The City of Fort Saskatchewan is holding their annual spring yard waste collection.
From Monday (Apr.20) to Friday, residents are able to place an unlimited amount of extra yard waste out for collection on their regular collection day. Each bag can weigh a maximum of 50 lbs.
Yard waste is to be placed in fully compostable brown paper bags; most hardware store sell the bags in packages of five or 10. Yard waste in plastic bags will not be accepted.
"Anybody that receives curbside garbage collection [is eligible]. So if you have the green cart and the black cart, then you will receive the extra yard waste collection," said waste program supervisor Sadie Miller.
Yard waste includes (but is not limited to) grass, leaves, small twigs/branches, waste from fruit-bearing trees and garden trimmings. In the past, the city has seen residents fill the bags with soil, which is typically not accepted due to the weight.
The bags must be put out on the curb next to the regular carts at 7 a.m. on your regular collection day.
There will be a second collection week from May 25 to 29.
"I know some backyard and properties are still covered in snow. If they do find that this collection week doesn't work for them and the May 25 week is to far away, we do continue to offer free yard waste drop-off at the transfer station," added Miller.