Townships increase garbage limit for storm damage

(Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL – The townships bordering Cornwall are temporarily increasing their curbside garbage bag collection numbers this week.

It’s to allow homeowners to get rid of spoiled food and flood-damaged articles after last week’s ice storm.

Thousands of Hydro One customers were without power for days.

South Stormont is increasing this week’s collection to five contractor-sized garbage bags. It’s normally two. Tree branches are also being taken in bundles with large limbs cut into “manageable sizes”.

The fire halls in St. Andrews West, Newington and Newington are drop off locations for branches, as is the Long Sault Arena.

In South Glengarry, people will be able to put out a maximum of four garbage bags at the curb and no bag tags are required. Since November, it’s been a two bag limit. Brush can be dropped off at the landfill for no charge.

Cornwall is not increasing it’s garbage bag limit. It’s waiving landfill fees for branch disposal and also taking bundled branches during the leaf and yard waste collection that started this week.