Extra yard waste collection
Do you have extra yard waste?
To accommodate for seasonal cleaning, residents who receive weekly waste collection from Strathcona County can put out extra yard waste, to be collected on their regular collection day, four times a year.
- May 6 to 10
- June 3 to 7
- October 7 to 11
- November 4 to 8
When extra yard waste collection falls on your collection day, extra yard waste that does not fit inside your green organics cart must be placed in clear bags and put out for collection. Remember that clear bags do not go inside your organics cart as they cannot be broken down into compost and contaminate the process.
Extra yard waste guidelines
- All tree branches must be under one inch in diameter and bundled with packing or duct tape. Please do not bundle loose branches with string or twine.
- Do not include any tree branches or leaves that are infected with Black Knot or Bronze Leaf disease. Instead, seal them in a black garbage bag and put them in your waste cart or take them to the landfill.
- During extra yard waste weeks, there is no limit to the amount of clear bags you can put out.
- All bags must be grouped together and placed at the end of the driveway.
- Bags must weigh less than 25 kg (50 lb).
Materials not collected during spring or fall clean up
Some organic items take a lot longer to break down and need to be sent to a wood chipper or other facility to be broken down further. Tree branches over one inch in diameter can be taken to Broadview Enviroservice Station.
Tree stumps and roots are too large to be chipped and are not accepted at Broadview Enviroservice Station. These items can be taken to a landfill (charges may apply).
What about grass clippings the rest of the season?
A great alternative to collecting grass clippings is to grasscycle (or mulch). Simply leave grass clippings on the lawn where they provide valuable nutrients.
Another option if you have extra grass clippings and leaves that can't fit in your green organics cart, bring them to Broadview Enviroservice Station.
Want to learn more about having a healthier yard?
Visit Good Growing Neighbours