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Waste and recycling collections

We are currently experiencing delays on some of our rounds. If the whole street has been missed we will be aware and will return as soon as possible. Please leave the bins/containers out for collection.

Management of Council Trees

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3. Are trees inspected for safety?

The Council inspects all Council owned trees periodically for safety management. Each tree or group of trees will be inspected using visual tree assessment criteria (VTA). VTA requires a systematic approach to be adopted whereby the rooting area, stem and crown will be assessed for biological or mechanical defects. Where biological or mechanical defects are not evident no works to that tree/group will be recommended. Where biological or mechanical defects are identified, their risk and severity will be assessed, and suitable works recommended if required. If deemed necessary, the tree inspection frequency for any individual tree or group of trees will be increased as dictated by the defect and potential to cause harm. Depending on the tree’s condition, and likelihood of failure resulting in injury or harm, further investigation may be necessary using other diagnostic equipment; this will be detailed in the most recent tree inspection.

All tree management and inspections of Council owned trees will be recorded using the Councils’ tree management software.