Free Permanent Yard Waste Depot Now Open
The City of Regina officially has opened a permanent Yard Waste Depot, available
to residents daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from spring through to fall. The depot is
located south of the Fleet Street Landfill with a separate entrance allowing residents
to drop off yard waste free of charge without interacting with Landfill operations.
“We are excited to provide residents access to a single site that is more accessible
and convenient, helping to ensure we are sending less yard waste to the landfill,”
said Mayor Michael Fougere. “We have said before that yard waste is not garbage;
keeping it out of the landfill allows us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and
create a nutrient-rich compost.”
The opening of this permanent location means the four seasonal yard waste
depots will no longer be operational.
“Based on resident feedback and due to the substantial increase in yard waste
diversion by residents in 2018, the temporary depot program could no longer
effectively meet the growing program needs,” said Kim Onrait, Executive Director of
Citizen Services. “The City has a role to play in adopting leading practices in waste
management and this new site improves availability for our residents to divert their
- This is a self-serve depot.
- Use paper yard waste bags or reusable containers. (The first 200 visitors to
the site will receive free paper yard waste bags)
- Plastic bags are not compostable. You will need to remove your yard waste
from plastic bags at the site.
- Tarp and secure loads when transporting.
- Commercial loads are not permitted.
- No hydraulic trailers.
Enter to win a mulching lawn mower and leaf blower when you bring your yard waste
to the new depot using environmentally-friendly methods.
How to Enter:
- Bring your yard waste to the new Yard Waste Depot in something other than
plastic bags, such as:
- paper bags
- reusable bags
- reusable containers
- Be over 18 years of age
Draw date: Monday, June 24.