Extra kerbside chipping services extended for Blue Mountains residents

Blue Mountains City Council has extended bookings for its free kerbside chipping service until Wednesday, December 11.

The council announced on November 22 it would open bookings for the extra services until December 6 to help residents in the bushfire period, but has now extended the deadline.

Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill said residents should take advantage of this free service now, in order to prepare their properties.

"I am glad we have introduced this initiative but the best course is always to prepare early. It worries me when people are preparing late and fire is present in the region. I don't want the introduction of this extended service to discourage early preparation," he said.

Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill

Blue Mountains mayor Mark Greenhill

"We offer a fortnightly Green Bin service that is free and a free chipping service. It is important to use these throughout the year if you can.

"However, I understand that not everyone can prepare. There are a range of valid reasons why not. This initiative can help at this crucial time and I am glad we can add to it. Our teams can come and do the chipping at your home and we are working to do it as quickly as possible, given the time we are in."

Residents can book a kerbside chipping service via bmccbookaservice.com.au, regardless of how many services they've already used this year.

For those residents who would like to take advantage of the extra kerbside chipping service, older material will also be accepted and chipped. Normally, there is a requirement that material be less than four weeks old.