Floods in Pierrefonds-Roxboro - Clean-up has started in the borough: 422 tons of waste eliminated since Friday

PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO, QC, May 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Since Friday, the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro has implemented various measures to facilitate the clean-up operations of properties damaged by the recent floods: two waste disposal sites have been set up and a daily waste collection has been added in the affected areas. These measures are bearing fruit: as of today, 422 tons of waste have been collected and sent for elimination.

For Pierrefonds-Roxboro Mayor, Mr. Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, this is a first small step in the right direction. "The situation we have been living for a few weeks in Pierrefonds-Roxboro is of an exceptional nature and will require several weeks, or even months, before it subsides completely. I feel extremely sorry for our fellow citizens who saw their homes invaded by water and who have lost much of their property and belongings. To see that some have begun to clean-up their properties is far from rejoice, but lets us hope that the worst is finally behind us. ", he said.

Waste Disposal
Citizens can get rid of all waste material at one of the two waste disposal sites accessible 7 days a week, 24/24 hrs, free or charge. No waste will be refused.

The sites are located:

  • Principal (and larger site)
    near the Fire station located at 13775, boulevard de Pierrefonds (corner rue René-Émard).

  • Secondary (and smaller site)
    near the Fire station located at 18661, boulevard de Pierrefonds (corner avenue Château-Pierrefonds).

For the next week, there will be a daily waste collection in the zones affected by floods. Citizens can get rid of all material or objects damaged by the floods, including large items and electronics.

Cleaning-up
The borough has already started cleaning-up operations in the zones affected by the floods, but also in the whole borough.

As of Monday, more resources (street sweepers, water tank trucks and tractors with water jet for sidewalk cleaning) will be added to help speed up the process).

Sand Bags
An important reminder: the sand inside the bags has been contaminated and may represent a serious hazard to your health. It should not be reused and it must be disposed of properly. The bags can be brought to one of the two waste disposal sites or be placed at curbside for removal. To have your bags picked-up, call 311.

 

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Arrondissement de Pierrefonds-Roxboro

For further information: Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough, Communication and Public Relations Division, 514 624-1043

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