TEMPORARY CURBSIDE COMPOST COLLECTION DURING PROVINCIAL STAY-AT-HOME ORDER
Petrolia – Following the extension of the Provincial Stay-At-Home Order, the opening of the Compost Transfer Site will be delayed until JUNE 5, 2021, however, a curbside solution has been put in place for residents to dispose of their compost items in lieu of opening the Transfer Site.
Temporary Curbside Collection will prevent gathering at the Site and will provide an exceptional level of service to residents in Petrolia while they wait for the Site to be available.
The dates for curbside compost collection are:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2021
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 2021
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2021
Rules for Curbside Compost Collection:
- All compost must be in paper bags only or it will not be collected.
- See the existing list (below) of acceptable and not acceptable items.
- Anything that is non-compostable will not be picked up.
- Please keep your brush and sticks for when the Transfer Site opens.
- Curbside Compost is to be placed at the curb no earlier than 7:00 p.m. on the Tuesday evening.
Following the same health and safety guidelines as the Curbside Wood Chipping, we ask residents to refrain from interacting with public works staff while they are working and forward any questions to Town Hall at (519)882-2350.
Looking Ahead to June 5 – Maude Street Transfer Site
Starting on June 5, for the 2021 season, the Petrolia Compost Transfer Site will be located at 546 Maude Street Extension, Petrolia.
Passes are required to access the site. Passes are complimentary for 2021 and due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the current stay at home order we ask that residents call ahead or send an email to obtain your pass:
- Please call (519)882-2350 and leave a message to obtain a pass, a staff member will return your call and verify your address and create a pass for you.
- Residents can also obtain a pass by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
- Passes will be held for pick up at the Transfer Site and can be picked up on your first visit. Note: the pass holder must be present with identification to pick up the pass.
- Access is for residents of Petrolia only, and passes are non-transferable.
Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – noon
June 5, 12, 26
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16
Types of Waste Approved for Receipt at this Facility:
Annual, Perennial and Vegetable Garden Plants
Fruit Tree Waste
Pumpkins with no candles, paint, or decorations
BRUSH NO CURBSIDE COLLECTION DURING THE TEMPORARY COLLECTION DATES
Tree branches up to 4” in diameter
Types of Waste NOT ACCEPTED at this Facility:
Residents are advised that depositing items that are not on the accepted list will render the program unavailable as the Municipality will forfeit permissions to dumping the collected garden and yard waste. Residents may bring items in paper bags or reusable bins; no plastic bags will be accepted. Residents with unacceptable items will be asked to take them home.
For those that prefer, see below for two excellent resources for backyard composting:
35 Options to Make Your Own Backyard Compost Bin: https://bit.ly/2VbO54N
Learn How to Compost in your Own Backyard Here: https://bit.ly/3aOSxwZ
Curbside Wood Chipping and Brush Chipping:
This service will continue for 2021 and includes: tree limbs, and branches. These items can be placed curbside and the Town chipper will come by and process on site. Brush must be in a tidy and neat pile with cut ends facing the curb.
The remaining 2021 chipping dates will be:
Mondays and Tuesdays:
June 14 & 15
July 12 & 13
August 16 & 17
September 13 & 14
October 4 & 5
Curbside wood chipping is not street specific; residents can place their brush at the curb on any of these days and it will be processed. Residents are asked to place the brush no sooner than 4:00 p.m. the night before a collection date, and to have all brush at the curb by 7:00 a.m. the day of collection.
Residents are reminded to not impede sidewalk access. If any brush piles have root bulbs attached, contain waste, or other non-organic items the brush pile will not be processed, and the resident will be responsible for disposal.
Curbside wood chipping will continue, with added precautions under COVID 19, in observation of proper health and safety protocols for physical distancing, we will be asking residents to refrain from interacting with public works staff while they are working and forward any questions to Town Hall at (519)882-2350.