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Public Engagement Sessions

These public engagement sessions are intended to gather feedback on the proposed list of exemptions that the City would like to include in the cosmetic herbicide restriction motion, previously passed by the City Council in June 2015. This motion needs to be updated to ensure operational and regulatory alignment with the updated Integrated Pest Management Policy C501A.

Edmontonians are invited to review the proposed exemptions and provide their feedback, advice or suggestions on how to align the motion with the policy to ensure operational effectiveness and efficiency.

March 10, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Map of 14528 66 Street NW
Londonderry Fitness and Leisure Centre
14528 66 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta

March 11, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre
2051 Leger Rd NW
Edmonton, Alberta

Herbicide Reduction

The City of Edmonton implemented a restriction on herbicide use on June 23, 2015, with exemptions.

Only when necessary is herbicide applied to control noxious weeds, and weeds that would impact safety and enjoyment of our green spaces.

All herbicide applications meet Environmental Protection legislation and Broadleaf Weed Control Standards established by City Council. Strict safety precautions are taken to protect public, employee and environmental health.

Spraying information is advertised in local community newsletters and newspapers. Signs at treatment sites are posted to inform the public of herbicide application for 48 hours after spraying.


Herbicides may be used to:

  • Remove or control noxious and prohibited weeds legislated by the Alberta Weed Control Act
  • Maintain golf courses, bowling greens, athletic facilities, sports fields, cemeteries, and parks used for high profile events
  • Protect against damage to city infrastructure such as sewer pipes, storm water facilities, hard surfaces, and for fire safety along LRT lines

Approved herbicide applications may be used in circumstances where alternative practices or products have failed to manage the weeds on sites where exemptions exist.

Daily tracking of where crews plan to treat for pests in the city helps to manage a variety of pest types.

Pesticide spraying schedule, spraying notices and other information pertaining to annual pesticide spraying programs.
Residents living adjacent to parkland can petition to designate park sites herbicide free.

Weed Management Tips

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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