Kimberley’s spring clean up is underway

City of Kimberley crews will pick up your yard waste through April

The snow is off the ground a little early this year and Kimberley residents are out raking and cleaning up after winter.

The City of Kimberley will help out with your yard clean up by doing special pickups of garden and yard waste — up to the equivalent of one half ton load per household.

The schedule is as follows. This week, until April 10, yard waste will be picked up on all garbage routes where regular garbage pick up is done on Wednesdays. Next week, April 14 to 17, those whose garbage is picked up Tuesdays will have yard waste removed; the week after, April 21 to 24 is for those with Friday garbage collection, and the following week, April 28 to May 1 is for Thursday collection.

Yard waste will be picked up daily during the week, and should be  put out at 7 a.m. each day. The yard waste should be clearly marked as such, visibly separated from regular garbage, but still in your regular pick up location. All refuse for spring clean up disposal must be in plastic bags or tagged or marked as yard waste. Small branches can be tied in bundles.

Yard waste means waste from garden and lawns, including grass, leaves, plants, sod and tree and hedge clippings. It does not mean branches larger than six inches, old appliances, used oil, vehicles or tires.

The pick up offer is for residential customers only.

Operation Clean Sweep

Also keep in mind that if you are interested in a slightly larger, neighbourhood clean up, you can take part in Operation Clean Sweep during Pitch In Week, April 26 to May 2. Individuals and groups are invited to take part. For more information and to register, contact the City operations department at 250-427-9660 or