Final round of ice-storm debris and brush cleanup starts today. Different schedules for urban and rural parts of the city.

By Staff

March 31, 2014


Burlington, Ont., March 31 2014 — The city and Halton Region will begin the final round of ice-storm debris and brush collection beginning March 31, 2014.

Early cleanup efforts in January included brush pick-ups, free debris drop-off depots at Lowville Park and Ella Foote Hall and a suspension of garbage bag limits during regular waste collection.

“The cleanup began almost immediately after the storm as we cleared fallen trees and branches and opened blocked roads,” says Cathy Robertson, Burlington’s director of roads and parks maintenance. “Now, as the weather eases, we can get at the debris that was stubbornly frozen in place.” 

Ice storm brush clean-up dates set.

The spring cleanup is a two-part operation in the urban and rural areas of Burlington.

Urban Areas:  Halton Region will provide expanded brush collection from March 31 through May 30, 2014. Bulk brush must be placed in one pile no larger than 10 feet long (3 m) by six feet (1.8 m) wide and be no more than four feet (1.2 m) high, with branches a maximum of three inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. It will be collected according to the regular waste collection schedule.

The city will collect larger brush once from all urban streets beginning on Monday, April 28, 2014. Residents are asked to place brush, stacked with cut ends piled together at the curb, by Sunday, April 27, 2014. Please keep branches and brush off roads and sidewalks.  

The work will be completed by a combination of city staff and contractors. The urban area collection is expected to take up to four weeks, depending on the volume and size of material.

Rural Areas: The city will collect brush collection in all rural areas beginning on Monday, April 28, 2014. Residents in these areas are also asked to place brush, stacked with cut ends piled together, at the side of the road by Sunday, April 27, 2014. A second group of contractors will finish the rural and urban brush collection in May.    

Residents and contractors can drop off storm-related brush debris and chipped material free of charge at the Halton Waste Management Site, 5400 Regional Rd. 25, Milton, until May 31, 2014.

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