28 Aug

Notice: County to remove flood debris bins after Labour Day

Collection bins for sandbags and flood-related debris will be removed after Labour Day from the following locations:

• Consecon – Old Fire Hall
• End of Hiscock Shores Road
• Rossmore – Ridley Street
• End of Sunrise Drive
• Prinyers Cove Park
• Northport – Northport Centennial Park

Sandbags and debris that have washed up on the shore – material such as driftwood, brush, broken or damaged docks, rafts, or rope – can be deposited in these bins until Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Construction-related debris must be taken to a County landfill/transfer site. This includes material removed from structures that were damaged, including drywall, building supports such as 2x4s, or plywood, as well as any debris left over from repairs made to flood-damaged structures. Damaged household furniture and flooring should also be taken to a landfill/transfer site.

After the bins are removed, residents must take their debris to a County landfill/transfer station site. Regular fees and charges will apply.

Sandbag bins in Ameliasburgh (15 Coleman Street), Picton (115 Lake Street), and Wellington (111 Belleville Street) will remain in place until further notice. The County reminds residents they can deposit both the bags and the sand in these bins.

Stay safe when handling sandbags

Sandbags should be removed as soon as the threat of flooding is over because they may rot or breakdown over time. Loose or leaking sand near the shoreline can negatively impact streams, wetlands, and storm drains.

Sand should not be disposed of in a wetland, waterway, floodplain, or other environmentally sensitive or protected area. When removing sandbags, be sure to wear gloves and boots to protect yourself from scrapes and contaminants. Do not dispose of the sand in areas where it will be on the ground surface or come into direct contact with people, such as a sandbox or playground.

For information or to request assistance, contact County of Prince Edward Customer Service at 613.476.2148 ext. 1023 or email info@pecounty.on.ca.

Please note: The County of Prince Edward provides this information as a service to the general public. While we do our best to provide accurate information, construction projects and associated service disruptions are subject to change based on weather, road, traffic, and other uncontrollable conditions.