Halton extends enhanced bulk brush collection services

To the end of February 2014

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Due to the volume of debris to be collected following the December ice storm, Halton Region is extending its enhanced bulk brush collection services through to the end of February to assist residents with clean-up. This means that residents in areas of Halton where yard waste is regularly collected can set out one pile of unbundled bulk brush on their regular garbage collection day. Residents and contractors can also drop off brush debris at the Halton Waste Management Site in Milton free of charge.

Storm clean-up is expected to take several weeks, so in order to assist with the clean-up, residents are asked to pile branches with a maximum of 7.5 centimetres (3 inches) in diametre and 2 metres (6.5 feet) in length on their regular garbage day.

“The amount of fallen debris in our community is significant and Halton Region is committed to meeting resident needs following the storm,” said Regional Chair Gary Carr. “Waste collection is an important service we offer, so we will continue to monitor how we can further respond as part of the clean up efforts in each municipality.”

Residents are also encouraged to investigate other services that are being offered in their municipality to assist with storm clean up and brush and debris removal.

In addition to the enhanced brush collection, the three-bag garage limit has also been lifted and will continue until January 31, where households can place up to six garbage bags without a tag for collection on their regularly scheduled day.

For more information about storm-related updates and waste/brush debris collection, please visit www.halton.ca/stormupdate or contact 311.

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