Help beautify Ponoka during community clean-up week

The Town of Ponoka is hosting a variety of programs that invite residents to roll up their sleeves and help beautify Ponoka.

The Town of Ponoka has a kick-it-to-the-curb event planned for May 27 and 28 plus the yard waste green cart program started May 1.

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The Town of Ponoka is hosting a variety of programs that invite residents to roll up their sleeves and help beautify Ponoka during community clean-up week from May 23 to 28.

Kick It to the Curb

Kick It to the Curb is a new program in Ponoka that makes it easy for residents to give away unwanted items, turning them from trash into treasure during the weekend of May 27 and 28. Kick It to the Curb is similar to a community-wide garage sale except everything is free for the taking!

Here’s how it works:

Residents can place unwanted items in their front yard near the curb with a ‘FREE’ sign posted on them. Residents are asked to please ensure items are not placed on town property and are kept in their yard.

When ‘shopping,’ please respect others’ property; don’t drive or walk on lawns or gardens.

At the end of the weekend, residents are asked to bring any uncollected items back into their home. Maybe consider donating them to a local charity or thrift shop rather than throwing them away.

Annual Back Alley Yard Waste Pick-Up

On Tuesday, May 23, town crews begin their annual back alley compostable yard waste collection blitz.

They will collect unbagged yard waste (grass clippings, weeds, branches less than 3 feet, leaves) in excess of what will fit into residents’ green carts. The back alley collection will continue until town crews have completed one full pass through Town.

Green Cart program started May 1

The town’s seasonal Green Cart program began May 1 and continues until Oct. 31.

Green Carts are for unbagged yard waste only (grass, leaves, small branches and plant debris). No kitchen food waste.

Residents are asked to please ignore the sticker on their Green Cart that instructs them to put kitchen waste in the cart. This is not a Town of Ponoka sticker. Our program is for yard waste only.

Residents can roll out their Green Carts to the curb every week on their scheduled collection day. Working together, we can help reduce the amount of waste Ponoka sends to the landfill!

Pitch-In Week May 23-26

Groups, organizations and individuals are encouraged to help clean up our community by helping pick up garbage May 23 to 26.

Pitch-In Week garbage bags are available at the public works office. Residents are asked to call 403-783-0159 to register the area of town they will be cleaning up, and to let public works know where they can pick up the filled garbage bags when the clean-up work is done (for example, in a park or in front of a school).

If you have questions, please call 403-783-0159.