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Municipality to end collection of large debris and Bagster service

The Keyano College campus in downtown Fort McMurray is shown on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. All mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo after a massive ice jam caused flooding and forced about 13,000 people out of their homes.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Halinda

The municipality will stop collecting large debris from flood affected areas on July 3.

If you have a lot of small items that need to be disposed of, contact Pulse at 780-743-7000 to have a Bagster delivered to your home.

Bagster service will also end on July 3.

If you’re disposing of large debris, you’re asked to separate it into three piles.

Appliances and scrap metal like fridges, freezers, stoves, and small appliances in one pile.

You’re reminded to contact your insurance provider before throwing away your fridge or freezer.

The second pile is for household hazardous waste like paint, cleaners, batteries, propane tanks and other similar products.

The third pile is for furnishings and other waste like furniture, flooring, drywall and vegetative debris.

Ammunition and explosives can be disposed of safely by contacting Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040.

Tires, asphalt, concrete, soil, mature trees, blown-in or loose insulation can all be taken to the landfill, while asbestos must be disposed of in an approved landfill, which Fort McMurray is not.