The Edmond Sun

May 21, 2013

City schedules debris collection for May 28

Only affected areas will receive free collection

Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The City of Edmond’s Field Services Division of Public Works will be collecting storm-related debris from the May 19 tornado in accordance with the City of Edmond’s Emergency Operation Plan’s Level Two Response.

Affected areas where debris pick up will occur include in the area beginning one-half mile south of 15th Street to 33rd Street and from Boulevard Avenue east to I-35; and the Territories and Timberlake additions. Please see the map for clarification. Pick up is available for residential homes located within the designated boundaries.

Tree debris must be cut into no more than 6-foot sections and must be placed by the curb of the residence no later than 8 a.m. May 28. Crews will begin collection on Tuesday and continue until they have covered the area.

Any debris placed at the curb after May 28 or if items other than storm debris are placed at the curb, will not be collected and can be scheduled as a bulk pickup by calling 359-4541. The fee for collecting and disposing of tree limbs or other debris will be added to the monthly utility bill. If requested, the city will provide an estimated cost prior to scheduling the bulk pickup.

Please avoid piling debris on utility meters such as electric meters, gas meters and hydrants.

Disabled residents in the designated affected area, who are unable to bring tree debris to the curb, can contact City of Edmond Code Enforcement at 359-4719 (select option 2) to request assistance.  Edmond residents not located within the determined affect area boundaries, can utilize the standard bulk disposal services provided through the city’s Solid Waste Department.

Residents also can take debris to the Edmond Transfer station, east of I-35, off of Air Depot north of Covell. To receive the discount available to Edmond residents, those taking debris to the transfer center will need to show their driver’s license and City of Edmond utility bill. The cost for disposal of debris is $15 for a level bed pickup load full of debris. For more information, contact the privately owned and operated Edmond Transfer Station by calling 216-9401.

If the debris is limited, residents can place bags of debris in their cart for the weekly curbside collection or can purchase city-coded bags from local retail and home improvement stores. The cost of the city-coded bags prepays the fee for collection and disposal of the debris.

For information about storm debris removal, contact 216-7770.