City Offers Tree Debris Disposal Options
Thursday, December 13th 2007, 9:00 am
By: News On 6
The storm debris is a mess that could take months to clean up. The whole city is littered with limbs. The News On 6â€™s Steve Berg reports people have a lot of questions about cleaning up the mess and getting those limbs hauled away.
There are several options for clearing the mess, but basically, if you can get the limbs to the curb, the city will take care of the rest.
"This is all my work here," said Bob Thompson.
The stack of tree limbs in Bob Thompson's yard is now taller than Bob.
"I have put in a good 10 hours a day since Monday morning early,â€ added Thompson.
The four basic options for debris removal involve a lot of work or a lot of money. If you have a truck or a trailer, you can haul your limbs yourself to one of the city's green waste sites, where, if you have a driver's license or a city utility bill with a Tulsa address, it's free to drop off.
Some people are hiring crews to remove limbs, but that can be expensive, even without the 60-foot crane, although it is impressive. Many, like Bob Thompson, are doing the work themselves.
You can pile the debris by the curb in any size and the Tulsa Public Works Department will pick it up, but that will likely take weeks. The regular trash service will pick them up faster, but you will have to trim them down to four feet by two feet piles and bundle them up.
The two Greenwaste site locations which are open and read for drop off are on 56th Street North between North Mingo Road and U.S. 169 and on West 71st Street, west of the Arkansas River and east of South Elwood Avenue.
Watch the video: Clearing The Trees And Limbs
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