Saturday, September 13, 2014

Calgarians are reminded of tree debris disposal options

As Calgarians assess their properties after our recent snow event, those who have trees that have been damaged are reminded of options to dispose of branches and tree debris:

  • It is recommended that citizens visit a City landfill as landfill operations are best equipped to deal with all sizes of tree debris. All three City Landfills will accept tree debris from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Garbage and recyclables will only be accepted up to 5 p.m. Tipping fees continue to be waived for all tree debris that is not mixed with other garbage.
  • Beginning today, Saturday, September 13, citizens can access all 33 of The City’s leaf & pumpkin drop-off locations to dispose of tree debris. Please ensure that you dispose of manageably-sized tree branches to ensure your safety and the safety of those picking the loads up from the depots.
  • Citizens can continue to pile tree branches that are no longer than 4ft in length on front curbs or boulevards as long as they do not impede sidewalk or laneway access. City crews will collect these piles in the coming weeks.

September 2014 Snow Event and Tree clean-up

Calgary’s community spirit has continued to shine through, and citizens are encouraged to help neighbours by picking up, pitching in and pulling together.

  • Pick up small pieces of fallen tree debris like small branches and leaves.  Please be safe and don’t put yourself at risk by pulling down big broken branches or trying to move large pieces of fallen debris.  Move only what you can safely manage.
  • Pitch in by helping your neighbours and friends and those who are unable to help themselves.  Drop off your tree debris at your local landfill or at one of the 33 convenient community drop-off locations.
  • Pull together by working with your community to help those in need.  If you can help with the small debris, we can get to the big stuff faster.

City crews continue to deal with urgent tree hazards. Please allow them enough space to do their work safely. If you do see crews and equipment working in your area, please consider parking off the street to allow them access to tree trimming piles and damaged public trees and please slow down when passing crews. Safety is a primary consideration for both crews and citizens.

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  1. let ADULT people do what they please with the debris, my goodness why does government have to treat us liek we are children? do this don;t do that, don;t pick up alrge wood lest your scratch yourself. i am tired of this nanny state.

  2. Let's put this back on the community even though most of the damage is a direct result of the city not taking responsibility for the city owned trees. (urban forest, ha) You call to have them trim the trees, they tell you it's not theirs, then you get ticket for having a clothes line on a city tree! This is bureaucracy in inaction. You need to be accountable for your own trees and maybe deal with the other ones to apologize for taking out the power.

  3. wow cranky aren't we, someone did not take their pms pills today.

  4. pile branches on front curbs and boulevards???
    last instructions were to put debris in piles where blue /black bins are picked up - which is what I have spent the morning doing - and is in the back alley!!