Flood cleanup for Chatham and Thamesville to begin next week

Municipal staff say all waste must be in bags, boxes or garbage containers. Large items, including carpet and underpad should be cut into lengths about a metre long and tied up. They should not weigh more than 20 kilograms.

Extra garbage and bulk item pickups have been scheduled for the week of March 5

Residents clean up a home that's been flooded in Chatham. (Meg Roberts/CBC)

Flood-damaged goods that have been piling up at homes across Chatham-Kent will be removed during the week of March 5.

The following extra garbage pickups have been scheduled in Thamesville and Chatham:

  • Thamesville will have its regular garbage pickup, along with a special cleanup for excess waste, on March 6 and again on Friday, March 9 for bulk items and extra trash.
  • Chatham streets that were flooded will have garbage removed on March 7 and 8.
  • Anyone outside of the flooded area who experienced water damage and needs help or a special garbage pickup is asked to call the Civic Centre at 519-360-1998.

Municipal staff say all waste must be in bags, boxes or garbage containers. Large items including carpet and underpad should be cut into lengths about a metre long and tied up. They should not weigh more than 20 kilograms.

Bulky items, including furniture, will also be picked up.