Debris drop-off options for post-Fiona cleanup
The province of Prince Edward Island is providing Island residents with options for disposal of waste and debris left in the wake of Hurricane Fiona.
“While we are continuing to prioritize the clean-up of our Island roadways and assist in power restoration, we recognize that Islanders are in the process of cleaning up and repairing their own properties and need help."
- Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Cory Deagle
Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) will re-open all its Waste Watch Drop-Off Centres Thursday, September 29 with extended hours. The corporation will be waiving drop-off fees for clients disposing of food spoiled due to the power outages.
IWMC curb side collections will resume on Thursday, September 29 to all accessible areas. Islanders can expect collections on their regularly scheduled pick-up day. Seasonal and extended seasonal cottages will need to bring carts to the closest main road for collection. Collection drivers will do their best to collect but some properties may not be collected due to low handing wires or trees and impassable roads.
For more information, visit: IWMC.
Additionally, the Province of Prince Edward Island has partnered with private landowners to open debris pits for disposal of fallen trees and branches beginning Thursday, September 29 in communities across the province.
Islanders who need help cutting fallen trees on their property or moving large debris curbside because it is a safety hazard can call their local Access PEI location to have their name put on a list for assistance starting Thursday, September 29. This assistance for Islanders will start once the demand for road clearing and clean-up efforts has reduced.