Please place all noxious weeds in garbage bags and set them out for curbside waste pickup.
Not All Flowers Are Friendly
The City of Edmonton is on the hunt for noxious weeds on public and private property. These plants can:
- Grow and spread quickly, invading crops and entire ecosystems
- Out compete our native plants
- Infest streams, riverbanks and waterways
- Reduce native biodiversity
The aim of the herbicide ban is to eliminate non-essential uses of herbicides on city-owned land while recognizing there are circumstances where herbicide use is required.
Improving soil quality and manual weed control (hand pulling and digging) are the first choice in managing weeds. Herbicides are used as a last resort when these other methods are not reliable or feasible enough to meet legal requirements and parkland standards. Learn more about the City's efforts to reduce exposure to herbicides.