Christmas tree curbside pickup is running behind schedule by 5 to 6 days. Completion was scheduled for Saturday, January 13. However, by end of day Saturday, about half the streets have been visited. Based on last year’s collection experience, there are about 7,000 households that still have trees at the curb.
Due to changing weather conditions last week which saw significant snow accumulation followed by rain and cold temperatures, more time was required to pick-up garbage to stay on schedule. This resulted in less time available for collecting Christmas trees.
Collection will resume on Monday, January 15. Areas that still need to be collected include parts of Zone A, and most of D, E and F Zones. This includes streets in Westmount, north east and north central London, Old South and the White Oaks area.
Residents are asked to leave their tree at the curb and it will be picked up this week. Ensure the tree is visible, on level ground and free of snow and ice. Also, ensure the tree is free of decorations and not inside a plastic bag.
Other solutions for managing your Christmas tree include:
- The City’s four EnviroDepots are open to accept trees. Clarke Road (east side of city) and Oxford Street (west side of city) depots are open Wednesday (noon to 5 p.m.) and Saturday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). The other two depots are open more days so residents are advised to check the City’s website for these details.
- Keep your tree in your backyard until the spring green week collection schedule in March/April.