October 11th is the last day for residential lake weed collections.
Lake Weed Wednesdays
The lake weed curbside collection program is funded by the City of Chestermere and operated by CUI. In order to better evaluate the program’s effectiveness, CUI will be collecting weeds on a separate day from compost this year.
CUI began picking up bins of lake weeds, every Wednesday, on June 28th. The last day for lake weed pick-up will be Wednesday, October 11th.
About Lake Weed Wednesdays:
- Lake weeds will be collected on Wednesdays from June 28 to October 11.
- Bins need to be placed at the curbside by 7 am.
- Only lake weeds may be put in bins on “Lake Weed Wednesdays”. Please do not add yard waste or organics to your lake weed bin(s) or they will not be picked up.*
Regardless of your participation in Lake Weed Wednesdays, your regular household curbside collection day will not change.
However, if you have space available, you can place lake weeds in your curbside organics cart.
Looking for your lake weed curbside pickup schedule? Enter your address here: http://cuinc.ca/services/curbside-collection/
Lake Weed Bins
Lakefront owners who wish to participate are provided with 360 L (large) bins. The bins are designed with proper drainage for the weeds as draining the water reduces the weight of the bin and facilitates the composting process. As such, the 360 L bins with holes in the bottom are for this purpose only.
If necessary, residents can put lake weeds in their curbside organics cart for the Wednesday collection.
If you have unwanted bins taking up space on your property, please place them at the curbside on Wednesday, June 21th with the lid open. CUI will pick up these bins for you.
Connect with CUI
For information about the curbside collection program, please contact CUI:
Phone: 403-207-7CUI (7284)
DID YOU KNOW?
Cut lake weeds are turned into compost which is used in City parks and available to residents free of charge. On average, about 225 tons of lake weeds are converted into compost material every year.