Bracebridge To Issue Waste Disposal Vouchers For Flood Clean-Up

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Photo taken in Bracebridge on April 28. Photo courtesy of JDN Photography

The Town of Bracebridge will be issuing one Waste Disposal Voucher per property for no-charge disposal of flood damaged waste to help Bracebridge property owners with clean-up resulting from the 2019 flood emergency.

Vouchers for solid waste disposal are available to Town of Bracebridge property owners that have solid waste generated by the 2019 flood, do not have insurance coverage that would compensate them for flooding waste disposal costs and require the town’s financial assistance to address flooding-related waste disposal costs. Proof of ownership is required. The voucher is valid to dispose of up to one half-ton and single-axle trailer load (or equivalent) of flood-related debris. Eligible individuals can get one voucher per property at the Bracebridge Municipal Office at 1000 Taylor Court Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (statutory holidays excepted). The office will also offer vouchers from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 4 and 5. Details of additional extended hours will be provided as they become available, according to the town.

The vouchers can be used at the Rosewarne Transfer Station at 1062 Rosewarne Drive. Extended hours will be available until May 31. Hours at the station are 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends.

Bracebridge property owners who demonstrate need will have until July 2 to use the voucher. Hazardous waste material, motorized vehicles and/or auto parts and tires are not accepted using the voucher.

The District of Muskoka is advising residents that filled sandbags can be dropped off at the Rosewarne Transfer Station during operating hours at no cost – no voucher required. Officials also want to remind the public that sandbags are not recyclable.

Contact the Rosewarne Transfer Station at 705-645-6764 or publicworks@muskoka.on.ca.