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Council offers free branch collection for storm affected residents

Posted 16 January 2016 by (Hurstville News)

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Vince Badalati today announced Hurstville City Council is offering a free branch collection service following the recent severe storms which caused havoc across Sydney.

Mayor Badalati said the service is available to all residents in the Hurstville local government area until 29 January.

“Due to the sheer volume of trees and shrubs which were damaged in the storms, Council is collecting and disposing of the green waste free of charge.

“Residents can discard of any additional branches which they may have accumulated due to the storms,” he said.

“Council is unable to enter private property under any circumstance so I am urging residents to place all branches on the nature strip for collection.”

To request the free branch removal service, please contact Council on 9330 6222.

Mayor Badalati said green waste collection could take up to two weeks and is calling for residents to be patient.

“Council is also busy undertaking emergency works which must take priority,” he said.

“However, I am pleased to advise that repair works have already commenced to ensure the safety of local residents.”

Mayor Badalati is also encouraging residents who have witnessed any storm damage in Council’s parks, reserves, public land and facilities to please report it.

“This will enable Council to immediately organise repairs or report it to relevant authorities,” he said.

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