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Abbotsford – What Do You Do With The Broken Trees/Branches From The Ice Storm

Abbotsford –  In Abbotsford – what do you do with all the broken trees and branches from the ice storm? The City has the answers:

Due to the excessive amounts of green and agricultural waste generated on “Rural” properties from the recent extreme weather, the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service will be adjusting the Burning Permit Process, allowing for a single permit to be issued to burn from the date the permit is issued up to and including March 31, 2018.
This revised permit will allow the property owner to burn a single pile each day up to and including March 31, 2018.

• Open Air Burning Regulations and Guidelines: Rules and regulations remain in place for the types
of materials, clearances and size of piles as per our current guide.
• Check Before You Burn: Burning will only be allowed on days where the venting index for Abbotsford
meets a “good” rating, so please remember to check before you burn.
• Please remember that Open air burning is NOT permitted in URBAN areas at any time of the year.

Please look up your address online to ensure you are permitted to burn at your location.


Tree branches and green waste can be disposed of as part of the City’s curbside collection service in the weekly compost/yard waste by crews as follows:
Branches can be tied in bundles or placed in compostable waste containers or paper yard bags;

Branch bundles can be up to 1m (3.3’) in length and up to 60 cm (2’) in diameter;
Bundles must be tied with cotton or natural string/twine;
Branches and stumps can be up to 15cm (6”) in diameter; and
Up to ten items (combination of containers, bags or bundles) will be collected each week.

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