Wellington North brush pickup dates announced

Wood, brush and garden material disposal dates have been announced for Wellington North.

Arthur residents can have their material picked up on May 3, June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 2 and Oct. 4. Mount Forest residents can have their material picked up on May 24, June 28, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27 and Oct. 25.

Fall leaves can be picked up in both urban areas during the weeks of October 23 and Nov. 6. The township says to have brush out by 7am on the pickup date. Separate wood brush from garden material and ensure leaves and grass clippings are put out in paper bags.

Know what’s accepted

Wood brush including tree branches and woody hedge trimmings are accepted. Lumber, household trash and tree stumps are not accepted. Garden material including grass clippings, hedge trimmings, leaves, garden waste, weeds, small prunings and yard and house hold plants are accepted.  Animal, food or kitchen waste, plastic containers or bags, clay pots or planting containers, soil and sod, household trash and stones are not accepted.

Collection guidelines

The piles should be no larger than six feet by six feet and four feet high. The township asks for residents not to include branches larger than three inches in diameter.

Garden material is to be placed in brown paper bags or reuseable containers and not exceed 50 pounds.