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Tips to make spring cleaning a little easier

A look at what to do with the things you don't want anymore

April 29, 2019

The warmer weather means it is spring cleaning season. If going through the garage, basement, or closets is on your to do list, the City of Winnipeg has a few options to help you get rid of the things you don’t want anymore.

4R Winnipeg Depots

Unwanted appliances, old paint or motor oil, and glass are just a few of the items accepted at the 4R Winnipeg Depots. The depots aim to reduce the amount of materials going into the landfill.

It is free to bring any accepted items to one of the three locations. The items collected will then be recycled, composted, reused, or resold.

The City uses materials collected such as glass, bricks, and toilets for roads at the Brady Road Resources Management Facility.

Giveaway Weekend

If your unwanted, reusable items could be used by someone else, consider leaving them on the curb for Giveaway Weekend. In 2019, it is held May 11-12, then again September 7-8.

Be sure to mark all items with a ‘free’ label and take them back in at dusk Sunday. Items that could contain bed bugs, toilets, or are unsafe, should not be given away.

Residents are reminded to only take items with the ‘free’ label, respect other people’s property, and obey all traffic laws.

Curb side yard waste collections

Yard waste is collected every other week from spring until fall.

Yard waste is collected every other week from spring until fall.

Grass clippings, leaves, and small branches can be put out for curbside yard waste collection. Just make sure to put them in yard waste bags or reusable containers.
Yard waste is picked up every other week. Area A will begin collection on April 29, followed by Area B on May 6. Collection is expected to run until November.

City of Winnipeg spring clean up

Spring clean up starts mid-April and runs for approximately six weeks.

Spring clean up starts mid-April and runs for approximately six weeks.

Roughly 500 staff, including City employees and contract workers, are involved in the city-wide spring clean up operation.

It starts mid-April and runs for approximately six weeks. The entire street network, including back lanes and sidewalks, will be swept. Temporary no parking signs are installed when parking could impact the street cleaning operation.

In an effort to encourage neighbourhoods coming together to clean up and beautify their spaces, the City will also consider waiving disposal fees of a limited amount of garbage collected at community cleanup events every year, provided the cleanup meets the criteria of the program.

Residents should contact 311 if they have any questions relating to any of the initiatives mentioned above.

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