Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Toledo to pick up storm debris

Press release from the City of Toledo:

City to pick up storm debris over the next several weeks

Following Sunday’s ice and snow storm, the city of Toledo has been working to clear downed trees, limbs and branches from city streets to ensure roads are passable and to allow Toledo Edison crews access to areas where electric service must be restored. This has been the priority in cleaning up after the weather event.

The city will begin collecting branches and limbs that are too large to fit in refuse containers in the following weeks. The following details will be helpful to residents to ensure that their storm debris is collected as expediently and thoroughly as possible:

- Residents are asked to move storm debris - tree limbs and branches only - to the curb between the street and the sidewalk as soon as possible.
- Residents are asked to be patient as the city works to collect the debris, as the priority is clearing streets. It may take several weeks for forestry crews to collect the storm debris.
- The city’s Division of Parks and Forestry will collect the debris and accordingly only tree limbs and branches will be collected - no construction or demolition debris will be taken.

This is a one-time service that will be provided only as a result of the extensive natural damage caused by the ice and wind during Sunday’s weather event.

Questions regarding the storm debris clean up may be referred to the Division of Parks and Forestry at 419-245-3357.


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