Council Approves Additional Free Yard Waste Weekend

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October 15, 2021

MOOSE JAW – The City of Moose Jaw will provide an additional Free Yard Waste Weekend (FYWW) for residents.

At the regular meeting of City Council Tuesday, October 12, Council approved designating Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7 as Free Yard Waste Weekend, in addition to the already scheduled FYWW October 23 and October 24.

Council also approved adding a 2nd Free Yard Waste Weekend in future years.

During “Yard Waste Weekend”, the City will waive the $10 residential tipping fee at the landfill for residents who want to dispose of organic yard waste such as leaves, grass clippings and pruned branches no larger than one inch in diameter.

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

*Yard waste must be transported in transparent garbage bags (orange, blue or clear) for easy inspection.

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 of Moose Jaw 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 according to city bylaw No. 5156, Section 23, tarpaulins 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.