Spring yard waste collection starts April 1 in Campbell River

Yard waste is collected during the spring on a weekly basis on the same day as residential garbage and recycling

The City of Campbell River’s popular curbside yard waste collection program starts again April. 1. The spring collection service will run until May 24, 2013.

“Spring is one of the peak seasons for yard waste volume generated since many residents are getting their gardens ready, doing pruning and cleaning up from the winter,” says Amber Zirnhelt, the City’s sustainability manager.

Yard waste is collected during the spring on a weekly basis on the same day as residential garbage and recycling. Unlimited amounts of yard waste are accepted as long as they are placed in a rigid lidded container no larger than 80L each (maximum 20kg/44lbs), clearly marked Yard Waste, or 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.

Residents can also visit the free 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.