Enhanced bulk brush collection to assist with storm clean-up

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Halton Region has arranged for enhanced bulk brush collection to assist residents with clean-up from last week’s storm. Until August 10, residents in areas of Halton where yard waste is regularly collected can set out one pile of unbundled bulk brush on their regular yard waste collection day. The Region’s yard waste collection trucks will be working extended hours into the evening to facilitate picking up the bulk brush.

“Halton Region works hard to ensure we are prepared to respond in the event of an emergency,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Waste collection is an important service we offer, so we are working with our partners at the Town of Oakville to help residents manage the clean-up of the additional bulk brush caused by the storm.”

Due to the recent storm, Halton Region is providing enhanced services to residents until August 10, 2013. Residents in Oakville may place bulk brush out on their regular yard waste collection day. Oakville residents do not need to call in to schedule bulk brush collection.

For more information, dial 311 or visit www.halton.ca/wastecalendar to find your collection area and next yard waste collection date.

Tree trunks are not accepted as bulk brush. Dial 311 for instructions regarding brush larger than 3 inches in diameter.

Bulk brush includes loose twigs and branches which must be free of loose leaves and trimmings. Bulk brush does not need to be bundled or tied. Bulk brush must be placed in a maximum of one pile with branches a maximum of 7.5 cm (3 in) in diameter. Regular Yard Waste materials including yard and garden trimmings, loose leaves, sticks and twigs, tree trimmings and fallen fruit from trees can also be set out. These materials should be placed in paper yard waste bags or open, reusable, rigid containers labelled yard waste. Containers may have a capacity up to 125 L (27 imperial gallons) and weigh no more than 23 kg (50 lbs).  For more information about waste collection, access Halton Region by dialing 311 or visiting www.halton.ca/waste.

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