Council and staff are highly appreciative of everyone who has helped with cleanup around town. Lots of our amazing residents have been helping out neighbours, friends and family to begin removing all of the debris left by this week’s “winter” surprise.
Residents can haul their tree debris to the Transfer Station (click here for directions and hours of operation) just out of Black Diamond – the reports that it is full to capacity are incorrect. There is no charge for tree debris at this site. Residents may also take their tree debris directly to the Foothills Landfill (click the link for their operating information). There are fees to tip your tree debris at this location. All costs incurred for the removal of tree debris are the sole responsibility of the homeowner.
- If you are unable to take your tree debris to the Transfer Station or Landfill yourself, and you do not have friends or family able to assist you, the Black Diamond Public Works Department will be continuing to clean up branches left on the front boulevards throughout the remainder of this week. Please ensure that all tree debris is stacked so that it will not block sidewalks, driveways, traffic, etc. and does not cause any matters of safety for the general public. Town crews will not go onto private property to clean up debris – we don’t want to remove wood that residents may be planning to keep for firewood!
If you are still trying to deal with trees that were damaged during the storm but have not fallen to the ground, or if you need some assistance in cutting up a fallen tree, the Black Diamond Fire Department has agreed to provide some assistance to those in need. Please call the Town Office at 403-933-4348 and provide the following information to the Receptionist:
Name, street address, phone number, description of the debris (size, location, what needs to be done, etc.)
Someone will be in touch to help you out as soon as we can get to you. If the Fire Department volunteers determine that an arborist is required, due to safety, need for special equipment, etc. then they will provide homeowners with some contact information to help you find the contractor that’s right for you.
Hortscape has been working along with the Town staff to remove trees in the streets, blocking traffic or creating unsafe conditions, as well as the debris collected on Town property. HBD Basement Protection-Foundation Inc. has donated a bin to help the residents of Black Diamond with their clean up. It is located at the south end of the Oilfields Regional Arena. We thank both companies for being there to help.
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