As water levels continue to recede, the Town of Bracebridge has announced free sandbag disposal locations and a community clean-up weekend to assist in the recovery phase of the flood emergency, according to a news release from the town on May 8.
Residents are encouraged to dispose of sandbags free of charge at designated drop locations (see below) or at the Rosewarne Transfer Station. Locations will be identified by signs and sandbags dropped at these locations will be picked up by the town for disposal. The town wants to remind residents that sandbags are not recyclable or biodegradable. Individuals who require assistance with removal of sandbags from their property are asked to call 211 to identify their needs, according to the release. Residents affected by flooding can also visit the Salvation Army Church at 456 Manitoba Street to pick up clean up kits, water testing kits and drinking water. Volunteers and volunteer groups are invited to a post-flood community clean-up weekend on May 11 and 12 to help residents whose properties were affected by flooding.
Volunteers are invited to meet at sandbag drop locations beginning at 9 a.m. on May 11 and 12 to assist with sandbag removal. Volunteers are reminded to dress appropriately for the weather and to bring personal protective equipment including gloves and closed toe shoes when assisting with sandbag removal.
Sandbags can be disposed free of charge at the Rosewarne Transfer Station, 1062 Rosewarne Drive, Bracebridge, or at the following drop locations:
- Herbert Court at Cul de Sac
- Gravel Area at Beaumont Road and Beaumont Farm Road
- Alpine Ranch Road – Plow Turnaround/Parking Lot
- George Road Boat Launch
- River Road at Pumping Station Lot
- Intersection of Colony Road and Fraserburg Road
- Intersection of Springdale Park Road and Springdale Shores
- Matthiasville Road – Plow Turnaround/Parking Area closest to the Steel Bridge
For more flood information, click here.