The City advises residents to place their organic storm debris at the curb for special collection before Friday, June 24.
Before next Friday, residents who still have tree and other organic debris remaining on their properties should take advantage of this special pick up – ensuring this material is placed near the curb but clear from the roadway, sidewalks or fire hydrants. Wherever possible, residents are encouraged to bundle organic waste from fallen or damaged trees to facilitate collection.
Again, residents are asked to be patient; dedicated crews are making multiple passes to remove this debris from curbsides.
Weekly collection of leaf and yard waste is ongoing; this remains a good option for disposing of smaller tree and brush debris. After June 24, any remaining brush, branches, or other tree remnants will need to be properly sized, bundled or bagged for weekly leaf and yard waste collection:
- Branches can be bundled and tied using twine or other organic material.
- Individual branches should be less than 10 centimetres (4 inches) in diameter.
- Bundles must be less than 1.2 metres (four feet) in length and 60 centimetres (two feet) in width
- Smaller twigs and brush can be bagged in paper leaf and yard waste bags.
The City also continues to accept larger, organic storm-related waste free-of-charge at Trail Road Waste Facility, located at 4475 Trail Road, until Saturday, June 25. For location and hours and operation, visit ottawa.ca.
Damaged or fallen private trees on residential property
The City has been removing and clearing fallen City-owned trees on residential properties. However, private trees on residential properties are the responsibility of the homeowner.
The homeowner can check with their insurance company or broker to see if their coverage will cover the costs for a tree-removal company.
For vulnerable residents – such as seniors or persons with disabilities – cleanup assistance is available through Samaritan’s Purse, a non-profit organization that has partnered with the City of Ottawa. They can help those residents to cut and bring tree and brush debris to the curb for the City’s special collection before June 24. The contact number for the Samaritan’s Purse is 1-844-547-2663.