Sep
19
2019

Government assisting Islanders with further debris removal

As provincial road crews continue clearing debris from roads, ditches and curbs, debris removal services are now being expanded to include clean-up around homes.

“We know Islanders need help safely removing larger debris from their yards. The province is engaging provincial road crews - and private contractors if necessary - to expand debris removal services Island-wide for those in need.”

- Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers

Islanders who need help cutting up fallen trees on their property and/or moving large debris curbside can contact provincial Highway Maintenance dispatch to register.

  • Prince County: (902) 888-8275
  • Queens County: (902) 368-4770
  • Kings County: (902) 652-8960

If the dispatch number is busy and you are connected to voicemail, please leave a detailed message including your location and contact information.

“Island-wide debris clean-up is expected to take several weeks, so we appreciate the patience of homeowners during this province-wide clean-up effort,” added Minister Myers. “I assure Islanders, we will be around to help, but it may take some time.”

For Islanders wishing to drop off debris at Island Waste Management Corporation (IWMC) drop-off sites, free drop-off has been extended until September 30, 2019.

For more information on this and other storm response assistance, visit Storm Response.

Media contact:
Katie MacDonald
Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
902-314-3996
katiemacdonald@gov.pe.ca 


Backgrounder

Debris removal reminders:

  • Provincial crews are assisting (IWMC) with curbside debris pick-up from homes and businesses over the next few weeks.
  • Make sure curbside debris does not block traffic or pedestrian access
  • Curbside debris pick-up by provincial road crews will not occur on your regular IWMC pick-up schedule.
  • Island-wide pick-up may take several weeks. 
  • Debris should be bundled and placed near the road following IWMC guidelines:
  • Twigs and branches should be bundled, tied and set out near the road
  • Each item (or bundle) must be less than 50 lbs and be 4 ft. or less in length
  • Do not use solid-coloured or blue plastic bags (or feed bags) for cleanup material.
  • Visit  IWMC for drop-off site location and hours of service.
  • Charlottetown and Summerside also have debris collection plans in place for their residents, however residents are still welcome to drop-off debris at IWMC sites. 

General Inquiries

Department of Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy
3rd Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-5100
Fax: 902-368-5395

Highway Safety/Access PEI Inquiries: accesspeicharlottetown@gov.pe.ca

Road-Related Inquiries: roads@gov.pe.ca

All other TIE inquiries: 

DeptTIE@gov.pe.ca

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