Over the next two weeks, garbage pickup on the Halifax peninsula will include a full collection of garbage, organics and recycling in the aftermath of hurricane Dorian.
The Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) says residents can put double the number of garbage bags at the curb due to the skipped pickup date for collection that was scheduled on Sept. 9.
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Some of the trees in people’s yards and on private properties were also uprooted or damaged.
As a result, the HRM is asking residents to get rid of the debris and branches based on the following guideline and to place them at the curb as normal.
HRM said the service is free of charge.
“Bundle as much of the smaller pieces together as you can and put them on the curb and we’ll take those, but you’re responsible for anything bigger than that,” said city spokesperson Brendan Elliot.
According to the HRM, any materials larger than the bundles outlined in its guideline should be delivered to Halifax Construction and Debris Recycling Ltd. locations at 16 Mills Dr. in Goodwood or 188 Ross Rd. in Westphal.
Elliot said there is a fee charged by these private service providers as they are not run by the municipality.
For all other residents who receive Monday collection and live outside the Halifax peninsula, the collection schedule remains the same.