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Monday, August 2, 2021
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City of Lethbridge fall leaf collection program underway

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It’s that time of year.

The City of Lethbridge fall leaf collection program gets going this month.

Gordon Prest, the City’s Environmental Initiatives Coordinator says if you’d like your leaves picked-up (Between October 11 & November 13) , you have to call 311 to make arrangements. City Staff will submit the service request and provide callers with a date when they can expect their leaves to be collected.

“So when you call you’ll be given an appointment. We ask you to bag your leaves and put them out at your regular garbage location about 24 hours before your collection date. Make sure they’re in paper bags so they can be composted,” says Prest.

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Last year the fall leaf collection program helped divert 93 tonnes of leaves away from the City landfill, creating nutrient rich compost to be used in City of Lethbridge parks.

There is no limit on the number of bags that can be set out for collection, but filled paper bags must not exceed a weight limit of 10 kg (25 lb) each.

Residents can also request up to two collections.

If residents choose not to use the Fall Leaf Collection Program, they can also mulch their leaves, back-yard compost them or take them to any of the three City of Lethbridge Yard Waste Recycling sites, which remain open until November 30.

(With files from City of Lethbridge release)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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