City Reminds Free Yard Waste Weekend May 18-20 and Tarps Aren’t Optional

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MOOSE JAW, SK – The City of Moose Jaw has designated May 18-20 as “Free Yard Waste Weekend”.

During the Victoria Day weekend (May 18-20) the City will waive the $10 tipping fee for all organic waste including leaves, grass clipping and branches no larger than one inch in diameter. The City requests that material be contained in clear or orange bags for easy inspection.

Residents may transport their organic yard waste in trailers behind light vehicles; however, dual-axle and commercial trucks are not eligible for the fee waiver.

Those disposing of non-organic household waste, construction materials and other items such as furniture, mattresses and appliances will be subject to regular landfill fees based on material and weight.

To increase efficiency, the City will create a designated yard waste zone, have staff inspect loads at the entrance and direct vehicles to the appropriate area.

The City reminds residents that “Tarps Aren’t Optional”. According to city bylaw No. 5156, Section 23, tarps are required to secure loads and violations will be issued for loads not secured by a tarp. This will keep roads and streets safe and free of debris.

For more information on the City’s Sanitary Landfill, click here.