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Bradford getting 2 more yard waste pickups

Simcoe County council approved the extra pickups in its 2019 budget this week
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Bradford West Gwillimbury residents will get two more yard waste pickups starting this summer, Simcoe County council voted this week.

County council approved the pickups at a cost of $200,000 in its 2019 budget on Tuesday.

The dates for the additional pickups have not yet been selected.

“Our community wanted it desperately,” said BWG Deputy Mayor James Leduc, who is a member of county council with Mayor Rob Keffer.

He said the county found savings in its budget, so the new pickups are not additional costs.

“It was a win-win,” he said. “We heard (demands for) it the last four years. We’re just excited the county went that way.”

The extra pickups will be done throughout the county, and they will raise the number of pickups in BWG to 11 — four in the spring, two in the summer, and five in the fall.

“That’s a good addition,” said Keffer during a BWG council meeting on Tuesday.

Any way the town can divert items from landfills is a good move, added Leduc.

“It’s going to benefit every urban centre throughout the county,” he said.

Jenni Dunning

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Jenni Dunning is a community editor and reporter who covers news in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
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