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Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:05

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For the Saskatoon neighbourhoods which will prove exception to the new out-front-pick-up-during-spring-thaw-rule, like Avenue P and Idylwyld Drive, the city is going to communicate with those residents directly. 

However, the general rule of thumb, until the spring melt is over, is that garbage and recycling will be picked up out front.  The decision made yesterday affects approximately 18,000 homes in Saskatoon.  If you were supposed to have your recycling picked up Tuesday, and didn't know about the change to front street pick up, you can take it to 1902 First Avenue North at no charge. 

Councillor Pat Lorje says, yes, it is extremely short notice but something has to be done to ensure residents can have their garbage picked up because right now it just isn't working in the alleys.  Lorje says most of the neighbourhoods in her ward are affected by this - Idylwyld Drive being the biggest head scratcher because its hard for garbage trucks to stop and go, in the amount of traffic the route sees.  Last week several garbage trucks got stuck in alley-ways with the most problems arising Friday when all 10 trucks ran into trouble. Lorje says they're considering several options but they do not have a solution yet.

Meanwhile, Environmental Services Manager Brenda Wallace says the beginning of April, which is next week, means a return to weekly garbage pick up and that will certainly help them get caught up on the areas where they weren't able to do garbage pick up last week.  Garbage crews tried to get to Holiday Park and Avalon last week and all through the weekend but just couldn't make it happen so an announcement is expected Wednesday which should aid the situation.  More information can be found at or by calling (306) 975-2486.

(vmf /mw Mar 26/13)


Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 12:25