The always-popular spring cleanup is returning to Timmins streets.
The curbside collection that's a chance for residents to throw out bulky items runs Tuesday, May 24 to Friday, June 3. The service had been cancelled for the last two years because of COVID-19.
Each residence is allowed to put out up the equivalent of a standard half-ton pickup truck (a pile eight feet long by four feet wide and two feet high).
Mattresses and box springs must be securely wrapped in plastic to be considered for pick up.
Only material in clear bags will be picked up. The city says black garbage bags will not be collected.
Leaves and yard waste in compostable bags will also be picked up, along with clean wood that is in a separate pile from the rest of the material.
Items that aren't collected are concrete and asphalt, batteries, tires, electronics, propane tanks, white goods or items with Freon, recyclables, paints, liquids, fuels, and chemicals.
The items can go out two days before collection day.
The schedule is:
- All areas north of Ross and Jubilee, starting at Airport Road and working wast to Highway 655.
- South Porcupine, starting on Legion Drive and heading east to Connaught Hill and Ferguson
- All areas north of Algonquin Boulevard and south of Jubilee and Ross, starting at Gillies Lake and working west to Eacom
- All of Schumacher through Gold Centre and the back road, including Delnite, MacDonald Hill and Buffalo Ankerite
All areas south of Algonquin Boulevard, starting at Mattagami River and working east
All of the Mountjoy area west of Mattagami River, including the Dalton Road and Kamiskotia area
Porcupine and Connaught, starting at Ferguson in Pottsville and heading east through Porcupine, Bob's Lake, Connaught and Barber's Bay
The full details on what can be put out are available here.