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Herbicide Ban

The City of Edmonton implemented a ban on herbicides on June 23, 2015, with exemptions.

The aim of the ban is to eliminate non-essential uses of herbicides on city-owned land while recognizing there are circumstances where herbicide use is required.

Exemptions

Herbicides may be used to:

  • Remove or control noxious weeds
  • 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, concrete 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.

Pesticide spraying schedule, spraying notices, public spray line and other information pertaining to annual pesticide spraying programs.
Residents living adjacent to parkland can petition to designate park sites herbicide free.
The City of Edmonton has designated 45 parkland sites as "Herbicide Free" areas.

Weed Management Tips

For More Information

Online Contact 311 Online
Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555
Email 311@edmonton.ca

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