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

September 14, 2014 5:21 AM | Leann Hackman-Carty

City crews and citizens are pulling together to deal with the aftermath of the recent storm.

We would like to thank our community associations for working with us to respond to the needs of Calgarians who are dealing with tree debris.

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 Links program, in conjunction with CEMA, will be able to assist seniors and those who are physically challenged in Calgary with extensive tree damage on their properties due to the recent storm. Citizens can call 311 and ask for the “Seniors Home Maintenance” Service Request to process their requests.  Requests for service will be taken starting the weekend of September 13 and work will commence the following week.

The City is also providing the following options to assist Calgarians with their clean up efforts:

·         All three City Landfills are operating under extended hours from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. until further notice to accommodate tree debris. 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. 

Calgary’s community spirit has continued to shine through, and citizens are encouraged to help neighbours by picking up, pitching in and pulling together.  Help those who are unable to clear small tree debris like small branches and leaves from their properties with what you can safely manage.  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.

If you are not the correct contact for your group, please forward this information to the appropriate board member.
If you have any questions, please contact The City of Calgary, Community & Neighbourhood Services – Lead, Community Recreation Coordinators, Tina Brillantes at 403-807-1401.

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