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Saskatoon compost depots to open Monday

Saskatoon City Hall.

SASKATOON — The city’s two compost depots are set to open in time for spring cleanup.

Residents may drop off leaves, grass, sod, topsoil, garden refuse, pumpkins, non-elm branches, stumps and tree trimmings at no cost.

The compost depots help keep yard waste out of the landfill and produces high-quality, nutrient-rich compost and mulch used in Saskatoon’s parks and community gardens.

The West Compost Depot is open daily, including statutory holidays from 9 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Residents should note that there will be restricted access to the West Compost Depot beginning Monday, April 11 to help reduce traffic congestion and ensure safe access.

The depot will be accessible from Highway 7 southbound only, with no access permitted from Highway 7 and 11th Street intersection. Detour signs will be in place to assist with traffic flow.

Residents also have access to the East Compost Depot on Highway 5 for drop-off only. The East Compost Depot is open five days a week, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday) from 11 a.m. to 4:50 p.m.

All loads must be covered when transported within city limits to prevent debris from blowing off vehicles.

The City compost depots do not ccept elm wood, sawdust, treated and untreated lumber, building materials, garbage or any animal waste/litter.

Food waste is also not accepted for drop-off at the compost depots; some food items can be placed in green carts or composted at home.

For more information on the city’s compost depots, please visit