North Battleford residents wanting to get rid of their yard and garden waste will have some help from the city.
The city's annual fall compost waste collection program begins later this month.
“It’s a great program; I’m glad to see it return,” Mayor Ryan Bater said. “I know a lot of citizens look forward to it.”
Coun. Len Taylor questioned the dates for the program during the council meeting on Tuesday, adding that some people may want to use their leaf-filled bags as part of their Halloween displays. Council was also concerned about potential vandalism since the collection pickups will run just before Halloween.
However, Bater said snow could come anytime soon, so the city doesn’t want to put off running the collection program.
“Council received the report so we are going to stick with those proposed dates,” he said.
Residents are required to place leaves and other garden waste in clear bags in front of their property. There is no limit on numbers of bags. Workers will not pick up twigs or branches or other household garbage in the bags.
Compost collection will run from Oct. 23 to Oct. 30.
Pick up days will be the same day as people's parking restriction schedule, not on garbage or recycling days.
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