Spring Cleanup and Composting Week

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Spring has sprung in Yorkton! The Environmental Committee has initiated the “Annual Spring Yard Cleanup Week''. The cleanup week is organized to encourage the school divisions and neighbourhoods to clean up the yards and school grounds. 

“Winter debris” is identified as grass, leaves, broken tree branches, grass mixed with garbage, and debris that has collected and accumulated on properties during the winter months. This program will not cover tree pruning, disposal of entire trees, construction, demolition, or household materials such as furniture, lumber, carpet, beds, or mattresses. These materials are accepted at the landfill but residents will be required to pay the appropriate entry fees.

This program aims to help improve the image and appeal of our community. The waiver of landfill fees for winter debris is available to Yorkton residents/community groups and schools that haul in their winter debris material by way of car, van, ½ ton Truck, SUV, or utility trailer. Last year we accepted 117 free loads during this dedicated week. 

Spring Yard Waste Clean-Up Week eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Drivers must present to the landfill scale attendant, a valid driver’s license with a Yorkton civic address (no post office box numbers will be allowed under the program).

  • School division loads with identifiable vehicles and staff hauling any acceptable material.

  • Cars, vans, ½ ton trucks, sport utility vehicles, and utility trailers are eligible.

  • The material being disposed of must meet the “winter debris” criteria.

The landfill scale attendant will evaluate the load and the type of vehicle and determine if the load is acceptable under the Spring Yard Waste Clean-Up Week criteria and if so, waive the landfill entrance fees. Any loads not qualifying under the program will be accepted with the appropriate charges applied.

The program would run from May 9th to 14th, 2022 during regular landfill hours Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This year during Spring Yard Waste Clean-Up Week, Environmental Services will be partnering with Recreation and Community Services to deliver a City-Wide Spring Clean-Up event that will focus on cleaning up parks and ditches throughout the City. We will be encouraging residents, community groups, and businesses to register for this event and participate to help do their part in beautifying and building pride in our community. Registration can be done by calling the Recreation and Community Services Central Booking line at 306-786-1740 or by registering online at cityofyorkton.perfectmind.com.

Let's Participate in Yorkton Spring Cleanup Week!