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March 2, 2007
City to provide special collection of tree limbs and branches on Monday, March 5
  
The City’s Solid Waste Management Services’ collection crews will provide special pick up of tree branches that were blown down as a result of the winter storm that hit the city in the past two days.

This special pick up will be on Monday, March 5. The City’s regular yard waste collection begins the week of April 10.

Here are some conditions that residents need to follow for the pick up to take place:

• all materials must be brought to the curb
• materials should be cut into three to four foot lengths (shorter for thicker branches)
• please bundle materials where possible
• do not include general yard waste or leaves.

This special city-wide collection of materials will focus on heavily treed areas. If warranted, an additional collection date for materials will be considered for the following week. In areas where the long horned beetle is in existence, materials will be segregated from items collected in other areas.

While the City of Toronto’s Solid Waste Division is working at full capacity today in terms of regular collections and transfer station operations, some delays can be expected as a result of the weather.

There may be delays affecting regular collection scheduled for today due to downed power lines or tree limbs. Residents should leave their items out as they may be collected either later this evening or tomorrow.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact: Geoff Rathbone, Acting General Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, 416-392-4715


 

 

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