Residential Yard Waste Program Opens April 10th

Residential Yard Waste Program Opens April 10th

#Swift Current

For Immediate Release
March 31, 2023

The Yard Waste Program will begin for the 2023 season starting Monday, April 10th and running to Tuesday, November 7th, subject to the weather. Here is what to expect:

Two convenient locations for free disposal:

  • City of Swift Current Recycle Depot – 1101 North Railway St. W.
  • Landfill open Mon – Sat 8 AM to 5 PM (last loads in by 4:45 PM)

Hours of Operation at Recycle Depot:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays extended hours - 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • CLOSED on Statutory holidays

System of disposal:

  • Access the Yard Waste area from the rear lane at Recycle Depot
  • There are separated bays (one for branches, one for grass and leafy waste) at ground level
  • Option for those with mobility issues, to remain in vehicle while staff unloads bags

Arriving prepared and emptying contents

  1. Separate wood/branches from organic yard waste BEFORE you leave your home. Come prepared to empty any bags you may have used to transport your yard waste.

    ACCEPTABLE ORGANICS
    Weeds, potting soil, plant matter, flowers, leaves & grass clippings, woodchips and fibre plant containers are allowed in yard waste bay.
    NO PLASTIC BAGS, no biodegradable bags, no pots, nor non-compostable materials, and NO ANIMAL WASTE

    ACCEPTABLE WOOD TRIMMINGS
    Branches - trimmings of 8-inch diameter or less.
    Please transport oversized branches to the landfill; please note that charges will apply.
    Branches over 8-inch diameter are subject to landfill fees to cover costs associated with grinding the material.
    No lumber, pallets, painted, stained, or treated wood – these items go to the landfill.

  2. Empty the contents of bags and containers into the bays and adhere to the instructions given by the attendant. Note: for those with mobility issues, the attendant will unload your yard waste while you stay in your vehicle.
  3. For media inquiries, please contact:
    Rri Branconnier-Bye or Chrissy Carter
    Communications & Stakeholder Relations Team
    City of Swift Current
    comms@swiftcurrent.ca

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