Yard and garden clippings can be disposed of for free next month in Crawford Bay.

Yard and garden clippings can be disposed of for free next month in Crawford Bay.

Free yard waste disposal offered on East Shore

Throughout April, East Shore residents can drop off yard and garden waste free at the Crawford Bay and Boswell transfer stations.

Submitted to the Nelson Star

Throughout April, East Shore residents will be able to drop off yard and garden waste free at the Crawford Bay and Boswell transfer stations.

It follows the success of a pilot program last year.

“This program will help improve air quality by increasing the incentive for residents to responsibly dispose of their yard and garden waste,” says Garry Jackman, chair of the east waste subregion.

Yard and garden waste materials that qualify for free tipping fees include grass, lawn and hedge clippings, flowers, weeds, leaves, shrubs and branches less than 15 cm in diameter. Materials that do not qualify include tree stumps, noxious weeds, soil, and fruits and vegetables.