Castlegar residents have two options for dealing with spring yard waste this year.
Curbside pick-up of grass, lawn and hedge clippings, flowers, weeds, leaves, vegetable stalks, shrubs, and branches will take place in north Castlegar on April 6 and in south Castlegar on April 7.
A second curbside collection will take place in north Castlegar on May 25 and in south Castlegar on May 26.
Free compostable and biodegradable yard waste bags are available at City Hall (460 Columbia Ave.) and Civic Works (4500 Minto Rd.).
The city asks residents to be respectful and take only one bundle of bags per household.
Directions for curbside collection:
Compostable bags must be tied up. Garbage carts or other containers may be used if they are identified as containing yard waste and weigh no more than 20 kg per container. There is a limit of two containers per household but there is no limit on the number of compostable bags. Non-compostable bags will not be accepted. Tree prunings must be bundled with compostable twine. Individual bundles must be less than one metre in length and 0.5 metre in diameter. Maximum allowable branch diameter is 75 mm. More information is available at castlegar.ca.
The second option is to take your yard waste to the city’s composting facility at the north end of the Castlegar & District Community Complex at 2101 6th Ave.
The burning of yard waste is not permitted within the City of Castlegar.