City crews continue working to remove tree limbs and branches from public property and rights-of-way resulting from this weekend’s storm and high winds to ensure roadways and sidewalks are clear. To assist residents in cleaning up the balance of tree limbs and branches from their private property, residents may take tree debris and vegetation to the City’s Materials Management Site. The City’s Materials Management Site is located at 27882 Highway U and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Materials Management Site is open daily, Monday through Sunday, with the exception of City holidays. The next City Holiday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, 2021 when the site will be closed.
The City encourages residents to work safely in clearing their yards of tree debris. Residents should ensure that no downed power or cable lines run through the debris before beginning work. Residents will want to wait to work in areas where tree debris has fallen until accumulated ice has fallen from trees to avoid potential injury from ice or falling branches. Residents should also use caution in areas where broken branches continue to hang in trees above tree debris on the ground.
Residents, who cannot transport the tree debris to the Materials Management Site, will need to move their tree limbs and vegetative debris to the area between the sidewalk and curb or roadway (not out in the street) in front of their homes for pick-up by City crews over the next few weeks. The City will be picking up tree limbs and vegetative debris from the right-of-way and curbs on Mondays between now and Jan. 25. Monday, Jan. 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and there will be no pick-up on that day. Pick-up will occur on Tues. Jan. 19, 2021. Pick-up dates have been scheduled to allow residents to have time to get the materials moved to the areas designated for pick-up. Residents east of Ohio will see pick-up begin on Mon., Jan. 4 and again on Tues., Jan 19. Residents west of Ohio will have pick-ups beginning on Monday, Jan. 11 and again on Monday, Jan. 25. City crews will be picking up materials at the curb and along the rights-of-way between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
If you have questions about the storm debris pick-up, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department at (660) 827-3000 ext. 1166.