City of Ottawa Public Works Storm-Recovery Operations

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- The Forestry team has addressed more than half of the 2,250+ calls for service received since Wednesday’s weather event;
- The Traffic team has brought nearly 150 traffic signals back online and have emergency generators at all intersections that remain without power;
- Curbside waste collection resumed today, allowing many residents with spoiled food to benefit from green bin pick-up; and
- Roads and Parks teams continue to address fallen trees and debris that affect our parks and transportation network, followed-up by concentrated street sweeping.
- Trees, limbs and brush remain a priority. As identified hazards, streets and pathways are cleared, staff and contractors will turn their attention to broken limbs, non-hazardous removals, re-inspections, pruning and brush/wood cleanup.
Collecting and/or chipping all this debris will be a multi-week effort – but residents can help:
- Tree cuttings, branches and brush may be placed at the curb for chipping or collection, separate from non-organic waste.
- To allow collection, we encourage branches to be tied with twine in bundles of less than 1.2 m (4 ft.) in length and 60 cm (2 ft.) in width, and that bundles or containers weigh no more than 15 kg (33 lb.). Individual branches should be less than 10 cm (4 in.) in diameter.
- Larger tree cuttings, branches and brush may be brought to the City’s Trail Waste Facility at no charge until further notice. Otherwise, these may wait, curbside, for chipping or collection by specialized City and contracted crews. There is no need to call 3-1-1 at this time.
- Food waste: Please remove all packaging and dispose of food waste with your weekly curbside green bin collection. If you have a more urgent need to dispose of food waste, a large bin will be available at the Trail Waste Facility at no charge from Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15.

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