The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates to tree waste drop-off locations from Hurricane Fiona throughout the region.
The following sites will close on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m.:
- 2 Lyle Street, Dartmouth
- Bayer’s Lake Industrial Park, 230 Horseshoe Lake Drive, Halifax
- 26 Thomas Raddall Drive (the gravel lot between the Canada Games Centre and Nova Scotia Soccer League), Halifax
- Kinsac Ballfield (near 1703 Beaver Bank Road), Beaver Bank
The following sites will begin closing on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 8 p.m.:
- Sheet Harbour Community Centre, 183 Pool Rd, Sheet Harbour
- Lake Charlotte Boat Launch, 11475 Highway 7, Lake Charlotte
- Peace Park, 67 Park Road, Musquodoboit Harbour
- 50 Cheviot Hill, Porters Lake
It is anticipated that these sites may take several days to close, so residents are encouraged to ensure all tree waste is dropped off no later than Thursday, Oct. 27.
There is no charge for using this service for tree waste. Residents will be responsible for delivering and unloading all tree waste, brush and branches at these sites at their own risk. Construction debris, bags or other waste will not be accepted at these locations.
Residents can dispose of construction debris at Halifax C&D Recycling Ltd. at 16 Mills Drive, Goodwood or 188 Ross Road, Dartmouth (cash-only payments at the Dartmouth location). This is a private business, and fees apply for disposal. For more information visit halifaxcdrecycling.ca.
For all residents, the municipality is currently accepting twice the amount of tree waste bundles for organics collection. Residents may set out 10 tree waste bundles as part of their scheduled organics collection day. Tree waste should be tied in armload-sized bundles. No bundle can exceed 75 pounds and no individual piece can be more than four feet long or larger than eight inches in diameter. Up to 20 paper bags of yard waste will also be accepted.
Single-unit homes are allowed a maximum of six bags of garbage for curbside collection. Residents may substitute up to five bags of garbage with bags or bundles of construction debris (such as lumber, old roofing, and drywall) for a total of six bags of garbage and bundles for collection. No bundles can exceed 75 pounds and no individual piece can be more than four feet long. No construction debris is permitted for collection from multi-unit dwellings.