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Cleanup Continues After Calgary Summer Snowstorm

09/14/2014 01:05 EDT | Updated 09/14/2014 01:59 EDT

Calgary's battle against fallen trees, branches and debris continues.

City landfills have been teeming with activity this weekend, as Calgarians recover from a surprise summer snowstorm that walloped the city earlier this week.

Thousands of trees fell or were splintered, after wet, heavy snow won the battle.

The city has opened 33 drop-off locations for broken branches, but say the best bet is to take debris directly to the landfill, if possible.

The drop-off locations are located at the city's existing tree and pumpkin recycling depots.

Dave Griffiths, director of waste and recycling services, told the Calgary Sun the drop-off depots will remain open until at least November 9.

According to CBC News, Calgary's three landfills have taken in more than two million kilograms of tree remnants.

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Tipping fees at all landfills have been waived for all tree debris that is not mixed with other garbage.

Homeowners are expected to clean up their properties, but elderly Calgarians and those with disabilities can call 311 and describe their situation, says the city.

Citizens can pile tree branches that are no longer than four feet in length on front curbs or boulevards as long as they do not impede sidewalk or laneway access. Crews will be around collect these piles in the coming weeks.

Sue Henry, assistant deputy chief at the Calgary Emergency Management Agency, told the Calgary Sun more than 31,000 calls related to the snowstorm have come in since Tuesday.

Griffiths told CTV News there's still a long way to go with cleanup, and that the city's efforts could take weeks.