Leamington organizing second curbside branch pickup

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Just as it wraps up the first round of curbside pickup of downed branches from the ice storm late last month, the Municipality of Leamington is organizing a second round.

It’s asking residents to have their branches by the curb no later than Monday, March 20.

“Leamington residents can place small branches curbside for collection. Please do not block roads, sidewalks, or driveways,” read a release from the municipality. “Residents are asked not to bundle or place branches in a yard waste bag or container, as municipal staff will be using a chipper to shred branches.”

Municipal staff won’t pick up any branches placed at the curb after Monday.

The municipality also asks residents who can take of branches on their own should do so.

The Essex Windsor Solid Waste Authority Transfer Station at 2021 Albuna Townline will accept branches. Those under 18 inches in diameter, and less than four feet long are free of charge, but there is a tipping fee for larger ones and stumps.

Weekly yard waste collection in urban Leamington starts April 5.