You asked, we listened! The City of Saskatoon’s Green Cart program for leaves and grass composting has been expanded for 2014.
The Green Cart program is available to any interested household and runs from the beginning of May to the beginning of November. The service includes bi-weekly pickup of your unbagged leaves, grass clippings, and non-woody yard vegetation. Excess material, including non-elm branches and stumps, can be brought to the Highway 7 compost depot. Please do not place tree branches, elm, woody stalks, household organic waste, or any bagged material into your Green Cart.
Registration in the program is required and the cost for this convenient curbside pick-up service is $55 per household. Your collection day calendar and cart will be delivered shortly before your first collection in early May. On your collection days, simply place your Green Cart at the curb by 7:00am, keeping it four feet from all obstacles. Please return your Green Cart to your yard or garage within 24 hours 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 has been very popular and in the past a waiting list was forming. Residents asked for the program to grow, so the City of Saskatoon is now accepting all interested registrants. You may mail in your subscription form with a cheque or drop in at City Hall and pay by cash, cheque or debit. Registration has also been made simpler by going online: http://saskatoonenvirostore.ca.
The Green Cart program is a convenient and cost-effective way for residents to dispose of their yard waste without sending it to the landfill. When organic waste, such as leaves and grass, ends up in the landfill, it not only uses up valuable air space, but it also 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.
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