City of Regina opens free permanent yard waste depot

City of Regina opens free permanent yard waste depot

From spring until fall, Regina residents now have access to a free permanent yard waste depot, which was officially opened by the city on Monday.

“We are excited to provide residents access to a single site that is more accessible and convenient, helping to ensure we are sending less yard waste to the landfill,” Mayor Michael Fougere said in a news release.

“We have said before that yard waste is not garbage; keeping it out of the landfill allows us to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a nutrient-rich compost,” he said.

Located south of the Fleet Street landfill, the depot will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily and will have a separate entrance to allow residents to drop off yard waste “without interacting with landfill operations.”

The new permanent depot is self-serve and will replace the four seasonal yard waste depots. The city asks residents to use paper yard waste or reusable containers. Residents who use plastic bags will be asked to remove yard waste from the bags at the site.