Tree Debris Cleanup

UPDATED FEBRUARY 6, 2018: The District is providing local residents with free tree debris drop-off at the landfill until March 3, 2018 to assist with cleanup following the recent ice storm. Free drop-off is limited to Mission residents only. Proof of address may be required for those without an existing window decal for the landfill.

For landfill drop-off branch and tree sections must be less than 1.5 meters or 5 feet long and no more than 0.3 meters or 12 inches in diameter.

Root-balls and stumps are not allowed and tree debris must be free of rocks and soil.

Residents using a contractor or commercial vehicle/trailer to transport debris are eligible for a reimbursement of up to $67. The contractor must provide the residential address(es) and will collect the weigh-scale ticket along with instructions on claiming the reimbursement.

During this time there is a temporary limit of 10 yard-waste bags and bundles per household for curbside collection each week. This will help ensure collection routes can be completed each day while we offer free drop-off at the landfill.

Small branches (less than 5 cm or about 2 inches in diameter) may be set out in tied bundles not exceeding 90 cm or about 3 feet in length and 20 kg or about 40 pounds in weight.

We encourage residents to connect with neighbours and others in the community to find uses for larger wood debris. There are many local businesses and individuals who offer cleanup and transportation services to help deal with the debris from the storm.

Burning Yard Debris

Burning of yard debris is strictly regulated by the Mission Burning Bylaw and is not allowed anywhere within the municipality at this time.

Burning of yard debris is NOT allowed within curbside collection zones at any time. In areas without garbage pickup, burning of yard debris is allowed in April and November only, and a permit is not required.

Recreational Fire Pits

We request that tree debris and wood from the recent ice storm not be used in permitted recreational fire pits until such a time as it is clean and dry. This will help reduce complaints from neighbours regarding smoke, and calls for service to the Mission Fire/Rescue Service that can easily be avoided.

 

 

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