City to provide special collection of tree limbs and branches on Monday, March 5

    TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - The City's Solid Waste Management Services'
collection crews will provide special pick up of tree branches that were blown
down as a result of the winter storm that hit the city in the past two days.
    This special pick up will be on Monday, March 5. The City's regular yard
waste collection begins the week of April 10.
    Here are some conditions that residents need to follow for the pick up to
take place:

    -   all materials must be brought to the curb
    -   materials should be cut into three to four foot lengths (shorter for
        thicker branches)
    -   please bundle materials where possible
    -   do not include general yard waste or leaves.

    This special city-wide collection of materials will focus on heavily
treed areas. If warranted, an additional collection date for materials will be
considered for the following week. In areas where the long horned beetle is in
existence, materials will be segregated from items collected in other areas.
    While the City of Toronto's Solid Waste Division is working at full
capacity today in terms of regular collections and transfer station
operations, some delays can be expected as a result of the weather.
    There may be delays affecting regular collection scheduled for today due
to downed power lines or tree limbs. Residents should leave their items out as
they may be collected either later this evening or tomorrow.

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic
engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North
America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for
quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is
dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Geoff Rathbone, Acting General
Manager, Solid Waste Management Services, (416) 392-4715

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