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Strathcona County preparing for quarterly yard waste pickup

Strathcona County will be picking up extra yard waste next week to accommodate for seasonal cleaning.

From April 29 to May 3, the county will be collecting this extra yard waste on their regular collection day, with the waste needing to be placed in a paper yard waste bag, or reusable containers.

Plastic bags haven’t been used since 2020 as these bags have the potential to damage equipment and ruin organic materials.

Residents can also use a reusable container so long as it’s easy to lift and empty, and does not exceed 55 pounds of weight. Reusable containers are classified as cardboard cartons, oil drums, plant pots, paint cans, and other similar containers.

There are other yard waste guidelines, which include:

  • All tree branches must be under one inch in diameter, a maximum of 3 feet long, and bundled with packing or duct tape. Bundles should weigh no more than 50 pounds. 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 paper yard waste bags or reusable containers you can put out.
  • All bags must be grouped together and placed at the end of the driveway.
  • Bags must weigh less than 50 pounds.
  • Sod is not accepted.

You can learn more about the extra yard waste collection on the Strathcona County website.

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