The City of Peterborough is opening a temporary drop-off site for residents who need to dispose of green waste resulting from the Victoria Day weekend storm.
The drop-off site at 425 Kennedy Road will open Saturday (May 28) and remain open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily until further notice.
Residents can bring trees, branches, leaves, and brush and dispose of them with no fees.
Regular green waste, including grass clippings and garden waste such as weeds, will not be accepted at the temporary drop-off site. Residents can dispose of regular green waste, as well as branches and brush, during the weekly curbside green waste collection. All brush and branches must be tied in bundles up to one metre (three feet) in length and 30 centimetres (12 inches) in diameter, weighing no more than 23 kilograms (50 pounds).
The city also accepts green waste at the Bensfort landfill at a fee of $7 for 100 kilograms or less of material, or for $95 per tonne for the entire load.
To access the temporary green waste drop-off site at 425 Kennedy Road, residents are asked to enter from River Road South as Highway 115 is reduced to one lane in the area next to the location.
There may be wait times at the temporary green waste drop-off site depending on traffic volume.