Christmas trash, recycling things to know

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Reported by: Angela Hong
Updated: 12/26/2013 9:04 pm Published: 12/26/2013 6:23 pm

Some people spent this holiday week cleaning up their yards after the mess left behind by the ice storm. Homeowners lined up to get rid of their fallen trees and limbs at the city's green waste site. 

"It has to be done. My yard looks bad right now," said Jeffery Marks.

On Thursday, Marks spent the day hauling the aftermath of last week's ice storm to the green waste disposal site at 56th North Street and Mingo Avenue. He admits the damage was more than what he expected. 

"The last time we had an ice storm we had some bad damage and I thought we were going to get away with this one but when the ice showed up, I thought we were good," said Marks. "When the winds started picking up it snapped."

Cutting down trees and cleaning up yards wasn't exactly what people had in mind going into the holiday week. 

"I wasn't planning to spend my Christmas Eve that way but you have to do what you have to do," James Maloy. 

Maloy cut down a tree in his yard on Christmas Eve because it was getting in the way of his neighbors. 

"My trees had so much ice on them," said Maloy. "My neighbors couldn't even get their cars in the driveways so I had to cut all those branches down so I could get into the driveway."

While the people at the green waste site opted to drop off their branches and limbs themselves, the city of Tulsa does pick up green waste as long as it's in 2- by 4-foot bundles by the curb.

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