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OKC residents can place branches and limbs by the curb for collection

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Staff Report

Oklahoma City residents can begin putting tree branches and limbs that were downed by the ice storm within 10 feet of their curb, city officials said in a November 29 press release.

Residents are asked to cut limbs into segments no longer than 12-feet. Please avoid placing debris over water meters and gas meters, officials said. Keep the debris pile away from mailboxes, vehicles, trees, power lines and telephone poles.

The first round of storm debris collection is expected to begin in parts of the City the week of December 7. Crews will only collect tree debris with this special free collection.

The special collection is not available to businesses.

“We want to give residents ample time to get their tree limbs to the curb, so a second round of storm debris collection will take place a few weeks later,” said Solid Waste Superintendent Jim Linn.

Big junk will still be collected according to the normal schedule. Residents scheduled for big junk collection are required to keep their tree debris separated from their big junk. The piles will be collected by separate crews.

Normal bulk waste rules apply, which means no household hazardous waste or items that contain refrigerant.

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