Your Yard

Healthy Yards, Healthy Communities houses all The City’s environmentally responsible yard and garden programs and practices in one place, helping residents reduce their environmental impacts.

Healthy Yards, Healthy Communities
Garden Gourmet Compost Bin

Composting

Learn all about how to compost at home, work or school.

Mulch Rebate

Plant & Mulch Rebate

Purchase native or drought-tolerant plants, or permeable mulch and apply for a rebate of 50 per cent of the cost up to $50 – that’s up to $100 in rebates!

Man using a rain barrel to water his garden

Rain Barrels

Learn about the benefits of having a rain barrel and find out how to use one.

Front yard of a home designed using naturescaping principles

Naturescaping

Naturescaping helps you create an attractive landscape that saves time, money, and water.

Yard waste tree clippings

Yard Waste

Have your yard waste picked up as part of The City's waste and recycling program.

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Weeds

Learn about invasive weeds and the measures to take to get rid of them.

Fall tree

Trees

We all have a role to play in keeping Red Deer’s urban forest healthy and vibrant. Do your part to care for, monitor and stop the spread of tree insects and diseases in your trees and learn about Red Deer's tree programs.

News & Notices

Plows are ready to roll into...

January 16, 2020

City crews are gearing up to start Snow Zone Plowing and residents are reminded to sign up for Snow Zone Alerts to get text, email, and phone call reminders before they need to move their vehicles off the street.

Red Deer to launch digital archives...

January 14, 2020

Red Deerians are invited to explore our city’s heritage via the digital archives collection that will launch this month on a new web site hosted by Preservica.

2020 Operating Budget approved with dire

January 13, 2020

After five days of deliberations, City Council approved a $389 million Operating Budget, reducing the proposed 2.49 per cent tax increase to 1.26 per cent with direction to identify further savings to reduce to 0.97 per cent.