Windsor Flooding Calls Continue To Rise

(WINDSOR, ON) – The number of phone calls to Windsor’s 311 service to report flooding related issues has ballooned to 6,008 as of Monday morning. The volume of flood debris being picked up by contractors is again delaying the regular pick up of garbage.

Additionally, recycling collection has been cancelled for a second week and residents should return any recycling items to their own storage until the service is reinstated, possibly in two weeks.

Residents should take note that yard waste collection for the month of September has been cancelled in order to divert resources to picking up the flood-damaged possessions. Bulk Furniture Collection has also been cancelled until further notice.

Windsor has opened a temporary collection site for flood-damaged material at the former General Motors transmission plant on Walker Road. The collection point is not publicly accessible, but rather a dumping location for unloading contracted trucks. The city is assuring the public that the site has been approved by the Ministry of the Environment.

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Residents in the yellowed portions of the city are eligible to apply for Disaster Relief from the Province of Ontario.

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