Spring yard clean-up
Spring clean-up is underway in Strathcona County. With street sweepers making their way through residential areas in April and May, many homeowners will turn their sights to yard clean-up.
From pruning and watering to managing pests and diseases, there is a lot to know about taking care of trees.
Extra yard waste collection days
Residents who receive weekly waste collection from Strathcona County can put out extra yard waste, to be collected on their regular collection day between May 1 to 5 and May 29 to June 2.
Brush and yard waste disposal
Wondering what to do with your brush and yard waste without extra yard waste collection? You've got several options!
Lawn care tips
Some helpful tips for maintaining a healthy lawn, including choosing soil, mowing and watering.
Strathcona County works with residents to resolve weed control issues. We encourage everyone in our community to work together to help control weeds.
Outdoor water saving tips and ideas
Seasonal weather challenges
Spring stormwater odours
Stormwater moving through the storm drains may have a rotten egg odour due to vegetation breakdown from the stormwater ponds. Once spring thaw is over, the odours will disappear.
Crews are out filling those pesky potholes throughout Sherwood Park and rural Strathcona County. Until the weather warms up and the roads have completely dried out, pothole-filling is just a temporary fix this time of year. Starting in May, a more permanent fix will be used.
During heavy rainfall, some ponding and higher water is normal. The stormwater system will catch up quickly and drain the water where it needs to go.
Learn what you can do to help reduce flooding during heavy rainfall.
In case of flooding
When there is an immediate threat of flood to homes, businesses or roadways, residents should contact 780-417-7100. For all other concerns, please submit an inquiry through County Connect:
- Flooding buildings or structures
- Flooding roads, ditches, sidewalks, or approaches
- Pooling trails
- Other drainage, flooding or pooling
Protect your property from wildfire
Spring can be a high-risk season for wildfire. It can be very dry until plants start growing and green up. This can create conditions where fires can get out of control and spread quickly. Taking steps to reduce risks helps to protect your property from wildfire.