Cleaning up after winter

City of Rossland public works staff will be cleaning up the neighbourhoods and picking up organic material starting May 6.

City of Rossland public works staff will be picking up organic material starting May 6.

Please refer to the schedule below for area and dates:

Redstone: May 6-10

South of Columbia: May 6-10

Pinewood: May 13-17

North of Columbia: May 13-17

Blackbear Area: May 13-17

City staff will be driving by each residence once during those times. People are asked to ensure all items are on the boulevard by 7 a.m. starting the week of the pick up.

Any items placed on boulevard after City crews have passed by a residence will not be picked up.

Tree trimmings must be under 10 centimetres in diameter and three metres length. Piles can be no larger than 1.2 metres in diameter and limit to a maximum of three piles per home.

People are asked to bundle trimmings using rope that is strong enough to lift branches and place on an unmaintained boulevard so a loader will be able to easily access the pile.

For yard waste, leaves and grass clippings can be placed in a pile on an unmaintained boulevard or be placed in clear plastic bags not weighing more than nine kilograms (20 pounds).

Absolutely no tree trimmings, dirt, sod, rocks are to be placed into bags, and any overweight bags will be left on the boulevard.

For gravel and sand, people are asked to rake gravel and sand onto asphalt surface (do not make piles). The City of Rossland will pick up only the items listed. It will be the owner’s responsibility to take all other refuse to the appropriate recycling facilities or the landfill site.

Once pick-up in an area is completed, the City will send the sweeper around to clean the street in the weeks following.

If you have any concerns regarding pick up please contact public works at 362-2328.


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