Sunday Roundup: Where should we take this?

After the initial rush of fall activities it sure is nice to have a calmer, warmer, indian summer style weekend.  It seems like this weekend is the official start of fall yardwork, raking leaves, cleaning up the flower beds and mowing lawns.  With that in mind, here are a couple of dates to help you clean up and get the yard ready for winter.

Dispose of Hazardous Waste Responsibly

We’ve all got those corners of the garage or basement with icky stuff — old solvents, cleaning products, flourescent tubes and the like.  We know we shouldn’t just throw them out, but what should we do with them?

The City of Regina is having a Household Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, October 4 at the Public Works Yard on Albert Street and 5th Avenue.  Bring your hazardous waste so it can be disposed of properly.

Here’s a list of the gunk they will accept.

Time to Get Mulching!

Hurry up and get your garden beds cleaned up because it’s Tinsel Mulch time on Saturday September 27, from 8AM-2PM, just north of the Regina Transit Building on 333 Winnipeg Street.

I’ve used the mulch, which is made by grinding up all the old Christmas trees from last winter, and it’s pretty good.  Maybe a little too gritty for the vegetable patch but really good around trees, shrubs and perennials.

It’s $10 for a truckload and $5.00 if you fill your own containers.  One note: the City isn’t bagging the mulch anymore! There used to be bagged mulch available for $5.00 per bag, with proceeds going to the volunteers doing the bagging (girl guides?)  Does anyone know why this stopped?  Let us know in the comments!

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Photo Credit: Leysta Kay and Conform

Author: Mark

I'm a community volunteer, writer, committed family guy and professional artisan bread baker, not necessarily in that order.