Give a gift to the environment this holiday season
Reduce, reuse, and recycle to keep more out of the landfill
Released: 11:00 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is reminding residents of ways to keep more items out of the landfill this holiday season.
The following items do not belong in your recycling:
- Ribbon and wrapping paper
- Foam packaging (Styrofoam)
- Gift bags
- Plastic bags
- Christmas lights, light strands
- Disposable cutlery and dishes
The following items are permitted in your recycling:
- Empty cardboard gift boxes
- Paper greeting cards (without foam, glitter, glue or other non-paper items attached)
- Rigid plastic packaging (remove and recycle cardboard inserts)
- Empty food and beverage containers
Extra recycling can be taken to any 4R Winnipeg Depot or community recycling location for free. Extra garbage can only be taken to the 4R Winnipeg Depot at 1777 Brady Rd., for a fee. Residents can also contact 311 to arrange a special pickup of garbage, for a fee.
For more information on what you can and cannot recycle, visit winnipeg.ca/recycling.
No collection on Christmas & New Year’s Day
There will be no recycling and garbage collection on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If your collection day normally falls on Friday, put your carts out on Saturday during these two weeks.
Electronics & batteries
Old electronics, including computers, audio/visual equipment, microwaves, and old batteries, can be taken to any 4R Winnipeg Depot for free.
For hours of operation and a full list of accepted items, visit winnipeg.ca/4Rdepot.
Christmas tree recycling
Recycle your real Christmas tree for free by taking it to one of the Let’s Chip In depots, open December 27 – January 31. Residents are reminded that trees placed at the curb or lane next to recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.
All plastic tree bags, tinsel, lights, decorations, and tree stands must be removed before leaving a tree at a depot. Residents are asked to take plastic tree bags and other garbage home with them.
Residents are welcome to help themselves to free wood chips, which will be available at all depots in early January (while quantities last).
Winnipeg residents recycled approximately 11,095 trees last season. Keeping Christmas trees out of our landfills helps reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
For a list of Let’s Chip In depots and operating hours, visit winnipeg.ca/letschipin. Real trees can also be recycled year-round at any 4R Winnipeg Depot. Wood chips will not be available at 4R Winnipeg Depots.
Temporary closure of Regent Avenue West between Peguis Street and Starlight Drive this Sunday
Released: 2:37 p.m.
Winnipeg, MB – The eastbound direction of travel on Regent Avenue West between Peguis Street and Starlight Drive will be temporarily closed from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 20 for rail crossing repairs.
Pedestrian access will be maintained; however, motorists must use alternate routes while this road closure is in effect.
For regular updates on City of Winnipeg lane closures and to view lane closures on an interactive map, please visit City of Winnipeg – Regional Lane Closures.
Download and use the Waze app for real-time traffic and incident updates.
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