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Tree Recycling Program Update: December 2017 Community Newsletter

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The Ward 6 team sends warm wishes to you and your family this holiday season. I enjoyed speaking with many of you at several events held this fall including: 37th Street Mainstreets Open House, Griffith Woods Debris Clean-up Event, the Ward 6 Community Traffic Safety Meeting, the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Battalion Park, two Sarcee Trail & Richmond Road Interchange Study Open Houses, as well as a Councillor Chat last month.  I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some City services that may come in handy!
Free Public Wi-Fi
Public Wi-Fi is a City program that provides Wi-Fi service in select city facilities or locations. The City has partnered with Shaw; the service is available to any member of the public at no charge. Shaw is providing Shaw Open (available to Shaw customers), and Shaw Guest (available free to the public, with the creation of an account).
Expanding public Wi-Fi to public spaces like recreation centres and CTrain stations is part of the City of Calgary’s Customer Commitment. It’s about investing in projects and initiatives that positively impact the customer experience. You can currently access public Wi-Fi at several LRT stations and City of Calgary facilities, please visit calgary.ca/publicwifi for a complete list.
Calgary Transit is currently working with Shaw to install Wi-Fi on the West (Blue) LRT line. Cable and mounting installs are underway and public Wi-Fi is anticipated to be available by the end of the year.
Snow & Ice  
Before you step out of the house after a sprinkle or a dump, be sure to check calgary.ca/snow. You can type in your address to see if you are affected by a snow route parking ban, and when to expect clearing in your community. This one-stop-shop for all things snow and ice also has road conditions, and pathway and sidewalk snow clearing maps.  You can stay up-to-date on expected weather conditions and Calgary Transit service updates if you use public transit to get around. Be sure to check here for how to prepare for a heavy snowfall as well as FAQs. Use this portal to report a problem to 311. Stay safe this winter season and be prepared for whatever weather comes our way!
Christmas Tree Recycling Program Change – DROP OFF ONLY
In an effort to find budget savings, this year’s Christmas Tree Recycling program will be drop-off only. A previous edition of this newsletter was sent to print before the decision was made, but you can still turn your real Christmas tree into useful mulch instead of garbage through The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program. By recycling trees into mulch, you can keep waste out of our landfills and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Residents can take their trees to one of 15 designated drop-off locations from December 26 - January 31.
Residents may drop off at the following landfill locations
*Until Jan. 7, City landfills are open Monday to Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. As of Jan. 9, our landfill schedule is changing. Please check calgary.ca/landfill to confirm what days each site will be open.
There are 12 other drop-off locations available throughout the city:
 
For more information and FAQs like cutting up your own tree for black cart disposal, visit calgary.ca/christmastree.
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This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.
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