City crews continue to move through the city, removing damaged branches and trees and collecting loose brush.
Residents are asked to place small amounts of brush out with their normal yard waste for regularly scheduled pick-up, and to dispose of larger downed trees and fallen branches at one of the City’s waste management facilities.
Residents can continue to bring storm-related wood debris for free at any 4R Winnipeg Depot. All depots will return to normal operating hours effective Thursday, November 7.
The Summit Road Landfill remains open for residents and commercial haulers dropping off storm-related wood debris only, and will operate on the following hours effective Monday, November 18:
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Tuesday & Thursday: Closed
- Weekends: Closed
Residents are reminded to properly secure their wood debris if taking it to one of these locations, and to always obey the provincial Highway Traffic Act.
All the storm-related wood waste currently deposited at these sites will be processed and beneficially reused. One such use involves chipping and grinding the wood waste into chips and mixing it with biosolids and street sweepings from streets maintenance operations. The resulting soil-like material is then used to landscape, or cap, finished landfill areas.
Wood chips are also used in the leaf and yard waste composting activities at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility.
- The Forest Health Protection Act and Regulations prohibit the storage of elm wood for any purpose. The restriction on the storage of elm wood is necessary as the elm bark beetle uses intact wood as a site to lay eggs and develop a new generation of elm bark beetles. For more information, see: City of Winnipeg – Dutch Elm Disease.
- Residents are advised to dispose of ash trees directly to the Brady Road Resource Management Facility or to one of the City’s 4R Winnipeg Depots. No ash tree material is to be transported outside city limits in accordance with federal regulation related to emerald ash borer. For more information, see: City of Winnipeg – Emerald Ash Borer.