Lakeshore Asks You Not To Dump Yard Waste In Parks

Wednesday December 15th, 2021

Posted at 7:23pm

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Yard waste bags at Leffler Park. (Municipality of Lakeshore photo)

The Municipality of Lakeshore is asking residents to refrain from disposing of yard waste bags and other organic waste at local parks.

officials say that over the past week, a substantial number of yard waste bags have been disposed of in the parking lot of Leffler Peace Park. They say that while the location is used for the collection of natural Christmas trees in late December and early January, it does not serve as a year-round location for organic waste.

They say that the bags have not only reduced access and the number of available parking spots at the park, their cleanup has been costly.

With an unseasonably warm autumn and early winter, which delayed the fall of leaves, Lakeshore staff have received several calls inquiring about additional yard waste pickup days. While no additional pickup dates have been scheduled for 2021, the 2022 schedule has shifted by two weeks to include yard waste pickup dates in December.

Residents looking to dispose of yard waste bags can use the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority’s Transfer Station #2 (2021 Albuna Townline, County Road 31, Kingsville) or the Public Drop-off Depot (3560 North Service Road East, Windsor). Both facilities provide free yard waste disposal for residents.

Anyone with information related to illegal dumping should contact Lakeshore OPP at 519-728-1810 or anonymously via CrimeStoppers at www.CrimeStoppers.ca or 1-800-222-8477.

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