Starting this week, Halton Region is adding waste collection services and waiving the yard waste tipping fee at the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) to assist residents in their clean up from the May 21 storm.
“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 to identify heavily impacted areas of the region and will be providing additional waste collection services starting May 26 to help manage the additional waste and debris caused by the storm:
- Additional collection vehicles dispatched on regularly scheduled curbside collection days.
- Additional collection vehicles dedicated to the over-sized yard waste program (for large branches, or other debris that cannot fit in a yard waste bag or rigid container).
- Waiving the yard waste “tipping fee” at the Halton Waste Management Site (HWMS) until Sunday, June 5, 2022. There is no limit on the amount of yard waste bags and debris.
Collection crews will attempt to collect all yard waste and additional garbage material caused by the storm. Please be patient while collection crews clear debris in the community, actively identify high impact areas, and work as quickly as possible to collect and manage the increased demand at HWMS. Residents in high impacted areas who have not had their material picked up can also call 311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to Halton residents and businesses for your patience and continued support and to our local municipalities for their timely response and commitment to keeping our community safe.
For more information on Halton’s curbside waste collection services, how to bundle and tie over-sized yard waste, and information on drop-off services at the Halton Waste Management Site, please visit halton.ca/waste. For information on how to access other services related to the clean-up and answers to frequently asked questions, please visit Halton’s Storm Damage & Clean-Up webpage on halton.ca.
Residents can also call 311 or email email@example.com for any questions related to waste collection services.
The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 595,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.