Thursday, October 02, 2014

Pickup for limbs downed by storm extended to Aug. 4

By THE Herald Staff | 7/23/2014

Limb pickup in Ottawa has been extended to Aug. 4, the city said this week.

Because of the large volume of tree limbs knocked down during a recent thunderstorm, the city decided to extend the deadline for curbside pick up. The city originally planned to have the limb pickup project finished by July 25. Crews are only making one pass through the city, which began Monday, the city said.

Limb pickup in Ottawa has been extended to Aug. 4, the city said this week.

Because of the large volume of tree limbs knocked down during a recent thunderstorm, the city decided to extend the deadline for curbside pick up. The city originally planned to have the limb pickup project finished by July 25. Crews are only making one pass through the city, which began Monday, the city said.

“Unfortunately, this process is taking much longer than anticipated since there is such a great volume of debris to be collected,” the city said Tuesday in a news release. “If your debris has not been collected by Monday, Aug. 4, please notify the Public Works Department.”

To make collection easier and to limit possible damage to yards, residents are asked to stack limbs parallel and close to the street curb. Collections cannot be made in alleys because of space limitations.

The city also is offering a free collection site for residents to haul their own brush or limbs to the salt storage shed building location at the intersection of North Cherry and Enterprise roads. A sign is to be posted at the dump site area.

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