Leave your grass clippings on the lawn!

A natural way to deal with your grass clippings it to leave them on your lawn after mowing. Grass clippings will quickly break down, returning nutrients to the soil. This helps save you time and effort while letting your yard flourish and grow.

  • Cut grass when the surface is dry and keep mower blades sharp.
  •  Follow the 1/3 Rule: mow your lawn often enough so that no more than 1/3 your grass is cut. This frequent mowing will produce short clippings that will not cover up the grass surface.
  •  You can cut grass with almost any mower (push, electric or gas). Mulching mowers cut grass blades into small pieces and force them into the soil.

Grass clippings can also go in your green cart. To prevent clippings from sticking to the cart, put wet yard waste material like grass into paper yard waste bags.

Keep danglers and tanglers out of the recycling

Tangled mess of recycling at the plantKeep dangler items like garden hoses, electrical cords and rope out of your blue cart.

WHY? They make for a major mess at the sorting facility. These  cords and hoses end up wrapping around all the good recyclables. This creates a giant ‘hairball’ that stops the sorting line and is a real hazard to clean up.

Put broken cords and hoses into your black cart as garbage.

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Dear Valued Community Member,

In 2024 we are going to see some changes to our Community Memberships, including a new website and fee structure.   

With this upgrade, we will be implementing a fee change, which is required for a few reasons. First, our current processes are time consuming and inefficient and requires extra volunteer hours.
Second, the new fees will assist in covering the cost associated with this new software. And finally, we have not increased our membership rates in over 30 years. Thank you for your understanding and support with this modest increase!

If you are struggling to pay for a membership, please reach out to us, as we have some funding options. It is important to us that you continue with your membership as you are valued and appreciated in our community.

Effective January 31, 2024, the annual membership costs (+GST) are as follows:

Family - $35
Individual - $25
Senior - $20

Memberships are valid for 1 year from purchase date and represent 1 household. Please note that if you have a current membership, you do not need to purchase a new membership at this time, the price increase will occur upon renewal.

Again, thank you for being a member of Canyon Meadows Community Association.

If you have any questions about these changes, please reach out to our Membership Director, Baylea Willan at memberships@cmca.ca