Following the City’s urgent response to address tree damage across Kitchener, staff will begin an additional street by street clean-up of storm debris on Wednesday. This one-time clean-up of trees, branches and vegetation will help residents clear debris after a strong summer storm on June 29.

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 all month. Residents are asked to be patient as city crews work their way through neighbourhoods. Dangerous and urgent debris around the city has been cleared and residents can continue to report problems online.

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:

Shawn Falcao
Manager, Corporate Communication