Spring yard waste collection returns

Free, eight-week curbside pickup program to run April 6-May 29

The City of Campbell River’s popular curbside yard waste collection program will be offered again this spring for eight weeks, from April 6 through May 29.

“Spring is one of the peak seasons for generating yard waste since many people are getting their gardens ready, doing pruning and cleaning up from the winter,” says Amber Zirnhelt, the city’s manager of long range planning and sustainability.

Yard waste will be collected once a week on the same day as residential garbage and recycling. Unlimited amounts of yard waste are accepted as long as the material is placed in a rigid, lidded container no larger than 80L each (maximum weight 20kg/44lbs), clearly marked Yard Waste, or in bags labeled as biodegradable or compostable by the manufacturer. Branches and prunings must be tied in secure bundles measuring maximum 90cm (36”) long and 60cm (24”) wide. Individual branches must not exceed 7.5cm (3”) in diameter.

Campbell River residents can also take material to the Yard Waste Drop-off Centre that is open year-round (Friday to Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The Yard Waste Drop-off Centre is located west of the Inland Highway off Willis Road, past the Shell Station. There is no charge for City of Campbell River residents to drop yard waste material at this site.

The Waste Management Centre also accepts leaves and grass clippings free of twigs for a $4 site access fee.

For more information on the city’s curbside collection program, visit www.campbellriver.ca