City crews are responding to city-wide damage caused by a severe storm that moved through the Kitchener area Saturday afternoon. The City has mobilized all available resources to respond to the storm damage and remove fallen trees from critical infrastructure.    

Once the City’s urgent response to address tree damage is complete, staff will begin an additional clean-up of storm debris on impacted streets. This one-time clean-up of trees, branches and vegetation will help residents clear storm debris. It is anticipated this clean-up will begin the week of May 30. More details will be provided soon. 

Residents can bring debris to their boulevard or curb for collection. Storm debris must be separated from regular waste collection, and it should not block sidewalks or road access.  

All Kitchener streets will be cleared of storm debris but due to the high volume of storm-related waste, clean-up is expected to continue for several weeks. Residents are asked to be patient as city crews work their way through neighbourhoods. Dangerous and urgent debris around the city continues to be cleared and residents can report problems online or by calling the City’s corporate contact centre at 519-741-2345. 

Smaller branches and storm debris will also be collected through the Region of Waterloo’s regular yard waste collection program with approved containers and bundling. Debris drop-offs at city leaf depots will not be accepted.  

City crews will not return once a street has been cleared. Residents can subscribe to for regular updates. 


For more information: 
Bethany Rowland 
Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing