Feb 16, 2019

Wood Chipping Program

woodchipping 2018 Wood Chipping Program

The City's wood chipping program will take place from April 3 through April 24. To find out what days your area will be done, locate your street name on the list and then correspond it by colour with the schedule.

Only the following items are to be placed on the boulevard before 8 am, prior to the first date the chipper truck will be in your neighbourhood:

    • Branches with a maximum diameter of 6 inches (15 cm), stacked with the larger end of the branch or trunk facing the roadway.
    • Smaller shrub branches piled for ease of access by the chipping crew.

Rocks, stumps and construction waste may cause injury to the chipper operators and must NOT be included in the piles. Please note that due to safety issues, materials such as pampas grass, yucca and clematis and wisteria vines cannot be chipped. These, along with other compostable vegetation, garden debris, leaves, and grass clippings may be taken to the Church Road Transfer Station (8 am to 5 pm daily). Piles containing these items will not be removed by the chipping crew.

Piles must be limited to a size of 5 feet wide by 3 feet high, and only one pile per residence will be removed by the chipping crew. Please do not combine piles from multiple households as it is more difficult and time consuming for the chipping crew to take apart large piles for chipping than it is for them to handle smaller piles. When placing your chipping pile, please be sure not to obstruct your property’s City water connection box in the event access is required for maintenance.

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