|Updated: 8/02/2013 9:22 am
||Published: 7/24/2013 11:23 am
City began special curbside storm greenwaste debris removal operation Monday
A special curbside debris removal operation began July 29 at 8 a.m. and to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Crews will make one pass throughout the city to gather residential tree debris from last night’s storm, if it is placed at the curb.
If able, residents should cut tree debris into 4-foot or smaller sections, and place those bundles at the curb for crews to collect. This may speed the process of collection across the city.
If unable, residents must drag limbs to the curb for pickup.
The regular schedule for the collection of bagged greenwaste will be interrupted during this operation, and will only resume once crews have made a full sweep through the entire city.
Crews will use both City of Tulsa greenwaste trucks and grappler trucks to pick up debris. Crews will only pick up debris set at the curb, near the street, where it is easily accessible. Tree debris should not be mixed with other kinds of debris. If there is housing, roofing or structural debris of any kind mixed in, the greenwaste will not be picked up.
Residents are asked to keep parked cars away from debris stacked near the curbs so that grappler trucks can access the debris easily.
The operation will begin on the outer perimeters of the city, working into the center where the storm damage was heaviest. This will allow residents in those areas more time to get greenwaste debris to the curb. Once crews begin working, they will assess the situation and announce an anticipated timeline for pickup as they move inward.
Household refuse and recycling collection will continue as normal.
Tulsans can also take tree and limb debris to the City’s greenwaste processing site, 10401 E. 56th St. North, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at no charge.
Crews have collected 7,187 cubic yards of debris and people have taken 4,652 cubic yards of debris to the greenwaste site since Monday.