No Branches in the Organic and Green Waste Pickups
Dorval, May 7, 2012 – The emerald ash borer was recently detected on the Island of Montreal. This insect, which attacks and kills all species of ash, poses a major economic and environmental threat to urban and forested areas in Canada and the United States.
The spreading of the emerald ash borer essentially occurs during transport of infested ash materials and firewood to new areas. Consequently, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has imposed special measures to stop the transport of ash trees outside of the Island of Montreal.
The City of Dorval – like all of the Island of Montreal – is now part of the regulated area for the emerald ash borer.
Since not everyone can easily distinguish an ash tree from another kind of tree, the City of Dorval is enacting, until further notice, the following preventive measures concerning the organic waste and the green waste pickups, and more precisely about the “branch” category:
Tree branches, no matter their size or their length, are no longer picked up during the organic waste and the green waste pickups on Mondays (and must not be thrown away with the household waste). To get rid of your branches, you must place them close to the road, on your property, so that their shaft points towards the street, and contact Public Works, at 514 633-4046. City employees will come and pick them up, free of charge. To facilitate the work of City employees, please tie small branches in bundles.
Please note that hedges, shrubs, garden waste, straw, and leaves will continue to be collected during the organic and the green waste pickups.
For more information on the emerald ash borer and the ministerial order, click here.