Oct
28
2019

Storm-related debris removal registration ending November 8

Tree debris removal from curbsides and properties will be wrapping in November so provincial road crews can prepare for winter operations.

Provincial road crews have been working on debris removal since early September. Crews started by clearing debris from roads to ensure driver safety, then they began curbside debris pick-up and later assisted with debris removal from around Island homes. 

“Provincial road crews received over 740 calls for assistance and the work is more than 80 per cent complete. It was important that government help Islanders recover from the storm and I am proud of the work of these road crews during the recovery efforts.”

- Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Steven Myers

November 8 is the final day to register for debris clean-up assistance. Islanders can call Highway Maintenance dispatch Monday to Friday, 8 am - 4 pm 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, leave a detailed message including your location and contact information. 

Crews continue to remove curbside debris and Island-wide pick-up will take some time to complete. 

For more information on storm recovery efforts, visit Storm Response.

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

Backgrounder

Debris removal reminders

Yard/tree debris must be bundled and placed near the road following cleanup guidelines.

  • Twigs and branches should be bundled and tied and set out near the road 
  • Make sure debris does not block traffic or pedestrian access 
  • Each item (or bundle) must be less than 50 lb. and be 4 ft. or less in length 
  • Do not use plastic bags, feed bags, or cardboard boxes for cleanup material
     

Yard/tree debris will not be collected with compost cart collection, but only through this special storm cleanup effort.  Regular compost collection will be limited to household organics only during this period.

Twigs, branches and storm debris can also be taken to IWMC Waste Watch Drop-Off Centers.  Bulk loads do not need to be bagged or tied. Visit IWMC Waste Watch Drop-Off Centers for drop-off site locations.  

Municipalities or businesses with large loads of debris should contact IWMC directly to arrange drop-off.

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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