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Free yard waste week extended to a month in Red Deer

Free Yard Waste Week will be Free Yard Waste Month this year, from May 4 to 30 in Red Deer.

This is an opportunity for residents to drop yard waste off at the waste management facility without the usual tipping fees associated with the disposal, the city said.

It typically happens twice each year, once in the spring and once in the fall, for one week.

The intent of the extension is to provide ample chance for all residents wishing to participate in the program to do so, while observing recommendations from Alberta Health that include limiting trips to essential visits.

There is also increased traffic at the waste management facility while physical distancing recommendations are in effect for the COVID-19 outbreak.

Residents are reminded they can use their green carts for the yard waste generated during spring yard cleanup.

Once the green cart is full, extra yard waste can be set out for collection, by placing it in a paper yard waste bag, loose in a garbage can, or by bundling small branches and tying them with string.

“We want residents to understand there is plenty of time to visit the facility, and there is no need to rush to fit it into one week,” said environmental services manager Tim Ainscough.

“We’re also encouraging customers to utilize their green carts and yard waste bins to dispose of yard waste and to avoid any unnecessary trips to the waste management facility.”



mamta.lulla@reddeeradvocate.com

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