A Successful Opening Year for the Yard Waste Depot
Thanks to all the residents who took advantage of the new permanent Yard Waste Depot this year. From April 29 to November 3, over 25,000 vehicles dropped off approximately 2,800 tonnes of yard waste material – that’s over two times the amount from the 2018 depots!
“We are extremely happy with the results for the opening year of the depot,” said Mayor Michael Fougere. “Our residents want to do the right thing and reduce the amount of waste going to our Landfill. We’ve said before, organic material is not garbage.”
This spring, the City officially opened a seasonal permanent Yard Waste Depot making yard waste diversion more convenient for residents with operating days available spring through the fall.
“The permanent depot alone, increased the waste diverted from the landfill by approximately 2.5 per cent,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director of Citizen Services. “Residents told us they wanted a more accessible service and we listened.”
As the Yard Waste Depot is closed for the winter months, the depot will reopen from December 27, 2019 to January 31, 2020 for the City’s Treecycle Program. That means after the holidays, residents can drop off their real Christmas trees at the depot to be composted.
Stay tuned for the spring 2020 opening date.