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Thursday August 14th, 2014

Posted at 2:43pm

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Due to the volume of calls received by 311 from residents with flood-related damages this week, a special garbage pick-up for affected areas has been arranged for Monday, August 18th, 2014.

Residents with flood-damaged articles must call 311 and register their address to receive the service. In order to try to ensure that all residents are given enough time to request pick up services, the 311 call centre will be staffed this Saturday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Residents are reminded:

A. Flood damaged materials include couches, rugs (cut and bundled in 4 foot lengths), furniture and building materials. Nails must be removed from all wood and dry wall.

B. Collection crews will not pick up appliances, electronics, metal items or loose material. All loose items must be placed at the curb in garbage bags weighing no more than 20 kilograms (44 pounds). Bags should not be stacked, but placed side by side. The hard sided garbage container by-law will be waived for this special collection only.

C. Household chemical waste, paint cans and other chemicals are not to be placed at the curb. Please visit the Household Chemical Waste Depot for proper disposal of those items.

D. Please have flood-damaged material at the curb (not in the alley) by 6:00 a.m. Monday morning. Normal residential garbage pick-up continues in addition to pre-scheduled flood service pick-ups. Residents may also bring any flood damaged items to the Public Drop Off Depot – note that tipping fees will apply.

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