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Neighbourhood Clean-up

VVCA ANNUAL NEIGBOURHOOD CLEAN UP

WHEN: Saturday May 12, 2018, 8:30am
WHERE: Brunskill School Parking lot
WHAT: empty out your garage, basement, storage room, or backyard; or shed! Bring your items to the large garbage bins that will be in the Brunskill school parking lot for disposal!


This is the event at which each year the same half dozen committed volunteers donate their Saturday morning to removing trash (think sodden couches), fire hazards (tree and bush clippings piled against wooden garages) and junk (the odd stove or three) from our back alleys.

You can help in two ways:
1) Bring your own junk to the dumpsters that will be parked at the back of Brunskill school on the morning of May 12th, 8:30 to 11:30 am (please do not use the small school dumpsters – you will get me in trouble) or
2) join us as a volunteer – just show up at the parking lot behind Brunskill by 9 am. You get an extra donut if you bring your own truck.

Redesigning Curbside Waste

Redesigning Curbside Waste
#yxetalkstrash
To help the City move towards 70% Waste Diversion by 2023, the City is in the process of redesigning Curbside Waste Collection and it needs your input. This work will help design a city-wide organics program, make appropriate modifications to capacity and frequency, and unify costs for waste management under a waste utility.

Saskatoon Talks Trash – Curbside
The City of Saskatoon is reviewing curbside collection for single family homes and we need your input. Beginning on February 12, 2018 there will be a series of public engagement opportunities to look at the priorities, preferences and any barriers that might impact a redesigned curbside waste collection system.

Please note that this phase of engagement is intended for residents with curbside collection (front street or back alley pick-up). Engagement for residents in the multi-unit collection program will take place in Spring 2018 – stay tuned!

Everything is on the table, including curbside organics, recycling, waste, cart sizes, collection frequency, funding model, and depots/other services.

Engagement Webpage: For the most current information throughout the engagement visit www.saskatoon.ca/yxetalkstrash.

Online Survey and Pop-up Engagements: Complete the online survey or attend a pop-up engagement. Both activities cover a parallel series of questions to understand your experiences, explore preferences and generate ideas to help the City reach 70% waste diversion by 2023.

Online Survey: The survey will be available from February 12th to March 4th at www.saskatoon.ca/yxetalkstrash and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Pop-up Engagements: Participate in a 5-10 minute activity facilitated by City staff at one of the following come-and-go style events.

· Tuesday Feb. 13, 4-7pm, Shaw Centre
· Thursday Feb. 15, 10am-1pm, Alice Turner Library
· Saturday Feb 17, 11am-2pm, Lawson Heights Mall
· Thursday Feb 22, 1pm-7pm, Circle Centre Mall
· Saturday Feb 24, 8am-12pm, Saskatoon Farmers Market
· March 1, 12:30-3:30pm, St. Martin’s United Church (lobby)
· March 1, 6:30-9:00pm, St. Martin’s United Church (lobby)

Community Workshops: These 2-hour events give you the chance to dig deeper into the priorities, preferences, and any barriers that will be considered in a redesigned curbside waste collection system. Both workshops will be held at St. Martin’s United Church. Registration is preferred since the number of seats is limited. For more event information and to RSVP, visit Eventbrite.

· Afternoon Workshop: March 1st, 1 – 3pm
· Evening Workshop: March 1st, 7 – 9pm

Accessibility Waste Collection Workshop: This invite-only workshop is for stakeholders or organizations that serve or represent older adults and/or other residents who are physically challenged by the task of managing a waste cart. It will take place on March 6th from 9:30 – 11:30am at the Saskatoon Field House. Please e-mail yxetalkstrash@saskatoon.ca for registration information.

Sensemaking Saturday: This interactive half-day workshop will discuss the engagement results and proposed recommendations. When completing the online survey or attending a pop up event or workshop you will be given the chance to opt-in for a chance to be randomly selected to attend this event.

Social Media: “We’re Talking Trash Saskatoon” ads and posts will be occurring throughout the campaign. Follow the City on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to receive updates. All social media comments will be included in the engagement results.


Join the conversation. For more information visit www.saskatoon.ca/yxetalkstrash

Sign up to be notified of upcoming engagement activities beginning in February 2018.

VV Community Clean-up

When? Saturday, May 27, 2017
Where? Brunskill School, parking lot

VVCA Community Clean Up: Varsity View Community Association is holding a neighborhood clean up on the morning of May 27th.

There will be two bins in the parking lot of Brunskill school – one for metal and one for general trash from 10 am till noon. Residents are welcome to drop off trash by bringing it to the bins between these times. Volunteers and especially volunteers with trucks would be welcome to help clear up the back alleys.

For volunteers for general pick up there is an orientation session at 9:30 am in the east side of the parking lot of Brunskill School. If you have any questions, contact the VVCA President at president@vvcasaskatoon.com

Hazardous waste information

Don’t treat household hazardous waste like garbage.

Household hazardous waste includes corrosive, flammable or poisonous materials like pesticides, automotive oil, aerosols, prescription medicine, batteries and mercury-containing items, to name a few. Putting these materials in your garbage or recycling, or pouring them down your drain, contaminates water and landfills.

For a list of places in Saskatoon that accept household hazardous materials for convenient and safe disposal during business hours, including used oil and related products, medication, loose batteries and more, visit Saskatoon.ca/WasteWizard, SaskWasteReduction.ca or call 306-975-2486.

The City of Saskatoon coordinates regular Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days for residents to drop off items for free. In 2016, a temporary site is set up at SaskTel Centre parking lot (101 – 3515 Thatcher Avenue) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on:

April 23
May 14
June 18
July 23
August 20
September 10
October 15
November 19

For a list of materials accepted and not accepted at Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days, visit Saskatoon.ca/HazardousWaste.

Compost Depots open April 11, 2016

The City of Saskatoon’s two compost depots will be opening for the season on April 11 (weather permitting). Residents of Saskatoon are encouraged to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill by bringing their leaves and grass to one of the depots for composting.

West – Highway 7 Compost Depot, located at the junction of Highway 7 and 11th Street West. Open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. *Vehicles will not be admitted after 5:50 p.m.
East – Highway 5 Compost Depot, located off Highway 5 via the junction of Highway 41 and Zimmerman Road, east of Sundown Storage Solutions. Open Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday to Monday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The East depot is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. *Vehicles will not be admitted after 4:50 p.m. (6:50 on Thursdays).

The depots are free for residents of Saskatoon. Commercial haulers are required to purchase and display a seasonal permit to access the compost depots. The registration fee for 2016 is $200 per business for the first vehicle and $50 for each additional vehicle. Purchase commercial permits at saskatoonenvirostore.ca.

Food waste will not be accepted for drop off at the compost depots; however, residents may subscribe for a Green Cart for convenient front-street collection of food and yard waste every two weeks. Visit saskatoon.ca/greencarts to subscribe by May 15; collection for homes subscribed by April 15 begins the week of May 2. Learn how to compost food and yard waste in your own yard at saskatoon.ca/homecomposting.

Refer to Compost Depot Service Alerts for timely updates on unplanned compost depot closures, and follow @YXEServiceAlert on Twitter. If you have any questions about the Compost Depots, please contact the Customer Service Centre at 306-975-2486.

2015 Waste and Recycling Calendar

2015 COLLECTIONS CALENDAR INCLUDES BLACK, BLUE AND GREEN CART SCHEDULES

The 2015 Waste and Recycling Calendar has been expanded to feature all three black, blue and the optional green cart schedules in one easy-to-follow format.

Every household will receive the new calendar which outlines the garbage, recycling and yard waste curbside cart collection days specific to their home address. It also provides useful information on how to use and place carts for pick-up, how to subscribe to the optional green cart program ($55 in 2015), as well as other waste recycling and disposal options around the city. The Calendar also reflects the recent change to garbage collection frequency during April and October from once a week to once every two weeks.
A searchable, online version of the calendar is also available to help residents to avoid missed collections. Through SaskatoonRecycles.ca, citizens can search their cart schedules by their home address and also sign up for free collection day reminders by email or phone. In 2015, garbage and recycling will be collected on the same day of the week as in 2014, except in the City Park and Exhibition neighbourhoods where recycling collection day is changing to Thursdays starting January 8.

The 2015 Waste and Recycling Calendar will be in your mailbox around December 24.