City of Brandon 2019 Green Cart Program Ending Soon

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Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon Sanitation Section wishes to inform participants of its Green Cart Program that weekly pick-up for the year will conclude after Friday, November 8th.  Until then, participants are encouraged to have their compost carts placed out for collection no later than 6 a.m. on their scheduled day to ensure timely pick-up. As this time of year is often prone to a cycle of freeze-thaw temperatures, program participants are encouraged to place newspaper/cardboard at the bottom of their Green Cart to ensure materials release easily when being collected. Bagging yard waste in a compostable kraft paper bag is also a great option to ensure organic material does not stick!

Weather-permitting, the City of Brandon Green Cart collection program will start up again in late-spring of 2020. However, Green Cart program participants are encouraged to continue placing all kitchen waste and other accepted organics into their Green Cart during the winter months. If program participants find their cart fills up prior to the start of the 2020 program, they can empty it at any one of the City’s compost drop-off depots, a list of which can be found at http://www.brandon.ca/sanitation/collection/green-cart-program/compost-depots. More information about the voluntary Green Cart Program, including how to order your own Green Cart ahead of the 2020 season, can be found on the City of Brandon website or by calling 204-729-2281.

A reminder for all residents of Brandon that as of November 1st, the Eastview Landfill operates on a winter schedule and is open Monday through Saturday. Detailed hours can be found by visiting http://www.brandon.ca/sanitation/landfill/landfill-overview.