Register Now for the 2014 Green Cart Program! Convenient curbside pick-up of yard waste is available for $55 for the season

You asked, we listened! The City of Saskatoon’s Green Cart program for leaves and grass composting has been expanded for 2014. All interested households can download a mail-in subscription form from SaskatoonRecycles.ca and mail it along with a cheque made payable to City of Saskatoon, or pay at City Hall. Registration and payment will also be made simpler by going online beginning March 1st on the SaskatoonRecycles.ca website.

The cost of the Green Cart program is $55/household for the season (May to November), which includes bi-weekly pickup of your unbagged leaves, grass clippings, and non-woody yard vegetation. Simply place your Green Cart at the curb by 7:00am on your collection day and return it to your yard after pick-up.

Although there is no deadline to register, please subscribe by April 1 to avoid missing the first collection.

The Green Cart program is a convenient and cost-effective way to dispose of your yard waste without sending it to the landfill. When organic waste, such as leaves and grass, ends up in the landfill, it uses up valuable air space and it produces methane gas when it decomposes, a greenhouse gas much more potent than carbon dioxide. Instead, the yard waste collected through the Green Cart program is brought to the compost depot at the junction of Highway 7 and 11th Street to be converted into valuable compost that is used in City of Saskatoon parks, community and school gardens, and sold to residents.

Questions? Please contact us by phone (306-975-2487), e-mail (leavesandgrass@saskatoon.ca), or by visiting www.saskatoonrecycles.ca.

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AuthorSilverwood Heights