Friday, September 12, 2014

Pick up, Pitch in & Pull together – recovering from early September snow

Pick up, Pitch in & Pull Together
City crews and citizens are pulling together to deal with the aftermath of the recent storm.
The City continues to have jumbo crews cleaning up priority debris in communities across Calgary. The City’s focus remains on taking care of critical safety issues and ensuring public spaces are safe and accessible.

The City has also temporarily expanded the City Links program to assist with clean up efforts.Seniors and citizens who are physically challenged and who have extensive tree damage on their properties due to the recent storm can contact 311 and ask for the “Seniors Home Maintenance” or fill out an online service request.

Tree Clean-up Frequently Asked Questions.

The City is also providing the following options to assist all Calgarians with their clean up efforts:
  • All three City Landfills will accept tree debris from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Garbage and recyclables will not be accepted after 5:00 p.m. Tipping fees continue to be waived for all tree debris that is not mixed with other garbage.
  • Beginning Saturday, September 13, citizens can access all 33 of The City’s leaf & pumpkin drop-off locations to dispose of damaged tree limbs. 
We would like to thank our those Community Associations who host our leaf and pumpkin drop-off locations for accommodating their early opening

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.

The City would like to thank all Calgarians for their patience as cleanup efforts continue throughout the coming days and weeks. This effort will take time.  We encourage everyone to stay safe.  Please don’t put yourself at risk.


  1. Great work teamwork!!!! Thanks for organizing the extra drop off locations!!!!

  2. Great idea!!! Wonderful news on the extra drop off locations!

  3. Smart move to open up the Landfills and 33 Leaf Drop Off locations. Good job!

  4. Very glad to see such a rational, sensible approach. Cut out the red tape and let Calgarians invest a little sweat equity to help themselves clean up city trees that contributed nearly 100% of the wreckage in my neighborhood. Makes me proud to live in a great city with a great Mayor and great people. Thank you to all the hardworking volunteers and crews.