2019 Collection Schedule
Please note that organics collection is every other week during the winter months
Collection starts at 7:00 am so your carts and blue bags must in place by then. If you are late, your carts may not be emptied that week.
For information about the best way to dispose of any household item including hazardous waste or e-waste.
Each year Devon Peace Officers and Parks staff do their part to ensure the Black Knot disease is controlled across Devon.
What is Black Knot?
Black Knot is a very common disease that affects a number of plants and trees. It is highly infectious, spreading rapidly and can eventually lead to the death of the infected plans or tree.
How do I know if I have Black Knot on my trees?
Black Knot is distinguished by the black, tar-like swellings that develop on the branches of the infected plant or tree.
Who do I call to report any Black Knot sightings around Devon?
You can call our Peace Officers at 780-987-3440 to report any Black Knot sightings or let us know on the "Our Devon" App, available on your mobile device. Learn more about our app here!.
What is Devon doing about Black Knot?
Each year, Devon’s Parks department spends about close to 100 hours of labour pruning trees deemed “at risk” for developing Black Knot. Over the past few years, all of the seriously infected trees across Devon have been removed and replaced with a different tree with a much lower risk of being infected by Black Knot. Devon Peace Officers plan to continue to work with the community to identify private properties that are affected by Black Knot and educate them about the dangers of not dealing with infected plants or trees. Orders to remedy will be issued to property owners that choose not to deal with infected plants or trees on their property after the town provides them the opportunity to do so.
What can I do to help control Black Knot?
For more information about Black Knot, including what you can do to help control it, go to the Ministry of Agriculture’s website.