The City of Windsor will offer special yard waste collection starting Tuesday for small branches and other debris following last week’s ice storm.
Windsor’s Environmental Services department will work with contractor Green For Life (GFL) to go zone by zone across the city to clear away what they can before forestry staff can start wood chipping larger material.
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Smaller yard waste collection will be Tuesday for Zones 1A and 1B, Wednesday for Zones 2A and 2B, Thursday for Zones 3A and 3B, and Friday for Zones 4A and 4B. If you’re unsure what zone you’re in, check the front of your collection calendar, call 311 or visit citywindsor.ca.
The city said that due the potential volume and size of branches, some yard waste will be bypassed if trucks are full or material is too large. If your collection is missed, call 311.
The city said yard waste must be at the curb before 6 a.m. on collection day. It must be in an acceptable 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. Branches must be bundled, three inches or smaller in diameter, and cut to 1.5 metres (four feet) long.
The city is asking people not to use plastic bags or tie the bundles with wire.
Collection for larger tree branches will begin March 9. Residents must contact 311 to register. Large limb collection is expected to take 10 to 14 days.
The city is also reminding residents that they can drop off any yard waste for free at the depot at 3560 North Service Rd. E. The depot is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.