City Offers Special Collection for Fallen Tree Limbs

The City of Windsor will support residents impacted by the ice storm with a special yard waste collection taking place over the next few weeks. A schedule is being developed, and further details will be provided on Monday, February 27, 2023.

“The 311 Customer Contact Centre has received over 900 service requests, so we know the need for more support than usual is there,” said Manager of Environmental Services Anne Marie Albidone.

Once a schedule is confirmed, Environmental Services will work with collection partner Green for Life (GFL) and offer special pick up in the following manner:

  1. Residents will be asked to place yard waste at the curb prior to 6 a.m. on the collection day
  2. Yard waste must be placed in an acceptable yard waste container, such as paper yard waste bags, garbage cans, cardboard boxes or roll-out carts; the weight of each item must not be more than 45 pounds/20 kilograms
  3. Branches must be 3 inches/7.6 centimetres in diameter or smaller, cut to 4 feet/1.2 metres in length and bundled. Please do not use wire to tie the bundles, and please do not use plastic bags.

Note: Larger branches will be collected by the Forestry Department. The process for large branch collection will be shared Monday along with the collection schedule.

Our Forestry staff and contractors have been working nearly round the clock since the ice storm hit and have done an incredible job responding to 217 emergency calls,” said Executive Director of Parks and Facilities James Chacko. “We’ll soon be starting on the calls deemed urgent but not emergencies and then finally the relatively standard calls. This could take a couple of weeks, and we thank everyone for their patience.”

Residents are also reminded that any yard waste is free to drop at the Public Drop-Off Depot, located at 3560 North Service Road East, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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