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Where to take Dorian debris in Kings County

Environment Canada had reports of wind gusts of up to 93 km/h in Greenwood during Dorian's presence in Nova Scotia the weekend of Sept. 7-8. Toppled trees could be found throughout the Annapolis Valley in the storm's wake. These are some shots from Greenwood, Kingston, South Farmington, Middleton and Melvern Square.
Environment Canada had reports of wind gusts of up to 93 km/h in Greenwood during Dorian's presence in Nova Scotia the weekend of Sept. 7-8. Toppled trees could be found throughout the Annapolis Valley in the storm's wake.
KENTVILLE, N.S. —

Waste collection or drop-off options in the wake of post-tropical storm Dorian vary according to the municipal unit Kings County residents call home.

Drop-offs can be made at the Valley Region Solid Waste-Resource Management Authority’s

transfer stations in Kentville and Lawrencetown during operating hours, and some municipal units are offering additional brush collection or drop-off options to assist with the yard waste cleanup.

“Valley Waste is not running a special collection for brush; however, some of the municipalities are collecting brush or opening up their yard waste facilities to their residents,” said Valley Waste spokesperson Andrew Garrett.

“This will be different based on each municipality and is a service outside of Valley Waste.”

  • The Town of Berwick is asking residents to place yard waste at curbside for a residential pickup service launched as part of storm cleanup efforts. The Town asks that residents pile the waste in four-foot bundles if possible to allow for collection via pickup truck. Regular fall brush pickup is slated to run from Oct. 14 to Nov. 1.
  • The Town of Wolfville arranged for the Maple Avenue compost dropoff site to be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Sept. 9-13 to assist with brush and yard debris cleanup. Regular hours are set to resume Sept. 14, with the centre operational from noon to 4 p.m.
  • The Village of Kingston is putting the monitored brush bins in place for residential use by village residents only. The bins, placed in the regular location used for fall and spring cleanups, cannot accommodate commercial dumping.
  • Residents of the Town of Kentville and Municipality of the County of Kings are reminded that services offered through Valley Waste are available to them.
  • Residents with additional questions about brush or debris cleanup can contact their municipality, or Valley Waste.

“Valley Waste is able to accommodate small amounts of yard waste during regular collection,” Garrett said.

“Each household can place two bundles of brush next to their set-out with each bundle being not more than four-feet by two-feet in dimension. Small twigs and leaves can go in the green cart.”

Valley Waste’s transfer stations will be adapting operations in anticipation of an influx of brush and debris while Dorian cleanup continues, Garrett said.

He added that residents impacted by a cancelled waste collection will be permitted to place double the regular allowable limits at curbside for their next scheduled collection day.

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