Curbside pick up of storm debris continues

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News release from the City of Fort Wayne:

Curbside pick up of storm debris continues
Residents urged to report storm damage, place debris on curb or drop it off at the Biosolids Facility

In an effort to better facilitate clean up of neighborhoods, City of Fort Wayne crews will continue to pick up debris left in aftermath of the June 29th severe storm. Residents are reminded to place brush and tree limbs and branches on the curb – but not in the streets or in alleys.

Curbside pickup is currently underway, and will continue for several weeks and is not part of regular residential garbage pick-up. For an updated schedule of when curbside pick up will take place in your neighborhood, go to www.cityoffortwayne.org.

The crews will pick up debris in all of the 51 areas on the map, and then make a second pass through each of the areas, to collect any debris that was missed in the first pass.

In addition, debris may be dropped off at the City’s Biosolids Facility, 6210 Lake Avenue, just west of Maplecrest Road. That facility is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

For two weeks, the facility had waived disposal fees, to better facilitate clean up efforts. On Saturday, July 14, the facility will return to its regular fee schedule – which is $17.00 per ton with a $1 minimum.

The three temporary debris dumpsites offered by the City as a convenience for residents cleaning up from the storm will remain open through Sunday evening, July 15. The City opened the sites two weeks ago to help residents dispose of the branch debris immediately. Many residents found the sites useful, in the days after the storm. However, the number of drop-offs has dropped significantly this week. The sites will remain open through the weekend for those who still want immediate disposal of brush debris.

Residents are reminded to help with a citywide damage assessment by reporting storm damage to the State of Indiana’s Department of Homeland Security at www.in.gov/dhs/. Click on the link “Report Damage from Severe Weather June 29, 2012,” in the middle of the page.

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