The Ice Storm Aftermath: What You Need To Know – Monday April 4

Clean-Up Details


The ice storm two weekends ago caused significant tree damage and power outages across the County. Especially hard hit were Essa, Innisfil, New Tecumseth, Adjala-Tosorontio and Bradford West-Gwillimbury.

  • Brush – a special brush collection will commence on Monday April 4th in the harder hit areas of South Simcoe as resources permit. Brush collection may not coincide with regular waste collection days therefore residents are being directed to place brush curbside by Monday April 4th for service as soon as possible. Large branches or trees will not be collected. Brush must be cut into manageable lengths (maximum 2 m long and individual branches not to exceed 12 cm. diameter). Brush should be bundled and tied in manageable packages (maximum 20 kgs. per bundle). Larger pieces may be cut into firewood and left out for re-use as firewood by others. Residents may also self-haul brush to County waste management facilities at no charge.
  • Food Waste – Spoiled foods as a result of extended power outages may be placed out for collection on the regular collection day in the green bin. Excessive quantities can be contained in compostable bags and in alternate containers marked clearly and set out beside the green bin so that collectors can see that it is intended to be collected with the organics. All packaging must be removed from food waste in order for it to be collected.


  • Ice Storm Cleanup Ongoing
    The cleanup from the ice storm continues in Barrie. Impacts from the storm are widespread, with roughly 70% of City streets having some damage. Crews have assessed the damaged trees and are working through streets, starting with the main roads, and are working at maximum capacity to clean up downed City trees/brush over the next couple weeks. Your continued patience is appreciated. Frequently Asked Questions


  • The Town of Innisfil would like to let residents know that they can help with the town-wide clean-up by neatly and safely placing branches and other tree-related debris to the side of the road. Residents are asked to make sure they do not block the road in any way and that traffic can still flow through. Town crews cannot guarantee when they will come by all areas. A full-scale clean-up of the town is expected to take several weeks