The City of Regina is starting their fall leaf and yard waste program once again.
Residents are encouraged to bring leaves, branches, old plants and pumpkins to the yard waste facilities across the city every Saturday from 9 AM until 4 PM.
Manager of Waste Diversion Services Janet Aird said the yard waste is turned into a nutrient-rich mulch.
“The reason we encourage that is because organic materials going to the landfill does not decompose as efficiently, and organic material needs oxygen to break down,” Aird said. “When it gets turned into soil, it’s just a better use of the material.”
Aird said there’s four collection depots throughout Regina.
“Riffel High School, Thom Collegiate, Kinsmen Park south, and 550 Arcola Avenue, so it’s just down the block from where we were before on Arcola.”
Those over the age of 18 who bring in their yard waste can also enter to win a mulching lawn mower.
To enter, the yard waste must be in a paper bag, reusable bag or container, bundled, or tarped.
The winner will be announced November 14th.