Oklahoma Cities Offer Residents Storm Debris Pickup, Drop-Off Service
MOORE, Oklahoma - Several Oklahoma cities affected by the Thanksgiving weekend ice storm are offering residents storm debris pickup and drop-off service.
The City of Oklahoma City says residents can begin putting tree branches and limbs that were downed by the ice storm within ten feet of the their curb Sunday.
The City asks that residents keep debris away from mailboxes, vehicles, trees, power lines and telephone poles.
Storm debris collection is set to begin in parts of the city the week of December 7. During this free collection, crews will only be hauling off tree debris. The collection does not include businesses.
Solid Waste Superintendent Jim Linn said a second round of debris collection will begin a few weeks later so residents have an ample amount of time to get their limbs to the curb.
Big junk will still be collected according to the normal schedule. Residents scheduled for big junk collection are required to keep their tree debris separated from their big junk. The piles will be collected by separate crews. Normal bulk waste rules apply, which means no household hazardous waste or items that contain refrigerant.
Residents in Yukon are cleaning up frozen trees and debris from the weekend ice storm.
The city of Yukon is asking residents with storm damage to reduce its size down to less than six feet and to neatly stack the debris parallel to the street within ten feet of the curb line. Also, the debris should be several feet away from items like trash carts, mail boxes, gas meters, and overhead obstructions.
Officials say once weather conditions improve, residents who would like to quickly remove their storm debris can take it to the transfer station located at 501 Ash Ave. At this time, the disposal of storm damage is free.
Drop off hours are Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information contact Sanitation Services at 405-354-4317 during normal hours of Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The City of Moore announced it will begin picking up tree debris from the Thanksgiving weekend ice storm on Monday, December 7.
Officials said crews will only collect tree debris with this special, free collection. Residents are asked to place tree branches and limbs within 10 feet of the curb and have them cut into segments no longer than 10 feet.
City officials urge residents to avoid placing tree limbs over water meters and keep the debris pile away from mailboxes, vehicles, trees, power lines and telephone poles.
The City will make only one pass through the community for collection of tree debris from this storm. This special collection is not available to businesses, including apartments.
Residents in The Village affected by the Thanksgiving weekend ice storm can take advantage of the city’s special storm debris pickup service.
City officials said in a newsletter that the ice storm appears to be one of the worst, if not the worst, ice storm The Village has ever had to deal with. Contractors will begin the cleanup starting Tuesday.
Here is what the residents need to know:
- It is the resident/property owner’s responsibility to get limbs to the curb. The City cannot legally go on private property to remove limbs from the yard.
- Limbs do not have to be bundled and tied, but if you can, please do this for us as it will reduce the costs.
- The cleanup will be on-going until all the debris is removed. No final deadline can be set at this point but there will be one announced at some point in the future.
- Crews will be taking care of what is in the streets and what is already on the curb first. The contractors will come back when more debris makes it to curbside.
- Please be patient. This is a disaster and it will take time to get this mess cleaned up. Our timeline for cleanup depends to a great extent on how fast you get your debris to the curb. Remember, we are not the only City doing this and contractors will have a lot to do.
The City of El Reno Public Works Department will be picking up downed tree branches. Officials ask that if you are able, to cut the branches into manageable pieces. The City of El Reno workers are not able to come on private property, so bring your downed branches to the curb and they will announce the limb pick up timeline shortly.
The City of El Reno will also have a drop site for limb removal at the corner of Country Club and Forman across from the 4-H Building.
Officials ask citizens to drop the limbs as close to the pile as possible. The City of El Reno Public Works Department will be picking up all limbs that are in the streets. Once that process is complete, they will move to the limbs that are on the curbs.
The City of Edmond’s Field Services division of Public Works will be collecting tree debris from the Thanksgiving ice storm in accordance with the City of Edmond’s Emergency Operation Plan’s Level Two Response.
Tree debris pick up will begin on Monday, December 7. Crews will begin at the west city limits and work their way east through the Edmond city limits. Pick up is available to residential homes, and does not include businesses or apartment complexes.
Tree debris must be cut into no more than six (6) foot sections and must be placed within ten (10) feet of the curb of the residence. Residents are asked to avoid piling debris on or near water meters, gas meters, mailboxes or fire hydrants.
With a large amount of tree debris in the city, these pickups will likely take place over several weeks. For residents that would like to remove debris sooner, there are a couple of fee based options.
Residents can take debris to the Edmond Transfer station, east of I-35, off of Air Depot north of Covell. To receive the discount available to Edmond residents, those taking debris to the transfer center will need to show their driver’s license and City of Edmond utility bill. Branches taken to the transfer station will need to be no longer than four (4) feet. The fees for this service, and more information can be found by calling 216-9401 or by visiting http://edmondok.com/index.aspx?nid=605.
Residents can also schedule a bulk pickup at their curb by calling (405)-359-4541. The fee for collecting and disposing of tree limbs or other debris will be added to the monthly utility bill. If requested, the City will provide an estimated cost prior to scheduling the bulk pickup.
If the debris is limited, residents can place bags of debris in their cart for the weekly curbside collection or can purchase city-coded bags from local retail and home improvement stores. The cost of the city-coded bags prepays the fee for collection and disposal of the debris.
The City will pick up any storm debris at the curbside at no cost to the property owner if the property owner calls the City at 739-1030 by 5 p.m. on Dec. 7.
The debris must taken to within 10 feet of the curb by Dec. 9. Debris pick up will begin shortly after the Dec. 9 deadline.
The City asks residents using this service to avoid covering up water meters or blocking any structures such as mailboxes or vehicles.
If residents would like to take their debris to the city Transfer Station, they may do so on Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The station is located at the end of Jim White Drive, south of the MWC Service Center, 8730 SE 15 Street.
The station is available only to MWC residents. Current residents are allowed to take a load of debris four times per year at no cost. A copy of a water bill and driver's license is required as proof of residency.
Tree Removal Assistance
Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are mobilizing to help homeowners statewide remove trees and limbs on private property damaged by the storms.
Priority will be given to the elderly, people with disabilities, people with access and functional needs and single mothers.
Volunteers will conduct an assessment on each property before debris removal begins. Requests for service will be prioritized based on the severity of the situation.
Homeowners in need can call one of three numbers to request for help:
Disaster Relief assistance call lines are answered by volunteers during normal business hours, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays. Due to high phone call volume, people may also use the web form to request assistance