Storm aftermath will see added waste collection in Oakville, Burlington and Milton


Published May 26, 2022 at 10:52 am

Halton Region has announced that it will be adding waste collection services in order to assist residents with the aftermath of the storm that took place on May 21.

“Saturday’s storm was unexpected and left many property and business owners across our community with significant damage and debris,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr.

“We are pleased to be able to provide additional waste collection services for some of the hardest-hit areas and assist in getting properties cleared as quickly and smoothly as possible. Thank you to all of our local partners and first responders who have been on the ground responding to the emergency.”

Halton Region is working with local municipalities in order to identify areas that were heavily impacted and will be providing additional waste collection services starting May 26 to help manage the waste and debris caused by the storm.

These services include additional collection vehicles dispatched on regularly scheduled curbside collection days and additional collection vehicles dedicated to the oversized yard waste program.

Additionally, they include ensuring dimensions of branches are no wider than three inches in diameter, no longer than six feet in length, and organized in a pile at the curbside that is 10 feet wide and four feet high.

The region will also be waiving the yard waste “tipping fee” at the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) until Sunday, June 5, 2022, and there will be no limit on the amount of yard waste bags and debris.

For information, visit Halton’s Storm Damage & Clean-Up webpage.

Residents may also call 311 or email [email protected] with any questions related to waste collection services.

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