Landfills in Canada are quickly filling up and one-third of landfill waste is made up of compostable materials. Diverting this waste from the landfill means that our facilities will last longer and our costs reduced. Grass and leaves are organics that should be and can be composted at no charge.
Yard waste can also be dropped off, free of charge, at Lorette Solid Waste Management Facility.
Branches are also accepted at the facilities and are chipped at no charge. To facilitate chipping of branches in a safe manner, it is requested the tree trunks/branches be no longer than 5 feet in length and do not exceed 12" diameter. If the diameter exceeds 12", we then request that the tree trunks/branches be cut in 16" or 18" lengths.
Credit card or debit card forms of payment only accepted at the facilities.
The R.M. of Taché and the Local Urban District Committee for Lorette are pleased to introduce the newly established “Curbside pick-up program” and “Depot Site” for grass clippings and leaves only.
Bi-weekly curbside pick-up will take place between May 2nd and October 17th (end date is weather dependent). Please only place your yard waste out for collection on your collection pick-up date. To view the collection schedule, CLICK HERE.
*Please remember no tree or shrub trimmings are allowed with this program.
Grass clippings and leaves can be dropped off at the depot site located on the west side of the Lorette Firehall at 1393 Dawson Road in Lorette, MB 24hr a day 7 days a week starting May 1, 2023.
Grass clippings and leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags. The yard waste depot site will be available until October 2023 (weather dependent).
The R.M. of Taché and the Local Urban District Committee for Landmark are pleased to continue offering the drop-off site for grass clippings and leaves. No plastic bags of any type, branches or loose grass are allowed.
Beginning May 1, 2023 residents of Landmark unable to transport their grass clippings and leaves to the solid waste management facilities are encouraged to drop these materials off at the new site located at the Landmark Arena on Robert Koop Rd. The site is open 24 hours per day 7 days per week and until October 2023 (weather dependent).
Grass clippings and leaves must be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags and placed at the site.
If you observe someone depositing anything other than grass clippings or leaves, please report the incident to the Municipal Office.
2021 Diverted Grass and Leaves Statistics
Lorette residents (depot and curbside) diverted enough grass and leaves out of the landfill that is equivalent to the weight of 23 adult African elephants!
Landmark residents (depot) diverted enough grass and leaves out of the landfill that is equivalent to the weight of 1 adult African elephant as a farmer utilized most of the grass for composting.
RM wide including Landmark and Lorette the grass and leaf diversion out of the landfill was equivalent to 83 adult African elephants!
Great Job on keeping organics out of the landfill cells!
It makes excellent compost which is rich in nutrients.