Tulsa tree debris removal continues
KFAQ News Team
CREATED Aug. 23, 2013 - UPDATED: Aug. 23, 2013
TULSA (KFAQ) - The city of Tulsa's effort to remove greenwaste debris from the July 23rd storm continues, with crews having covered more than half of the 200 square miles within the Tulsa city limits.
This special collection of storm debris began on July 29th. Crews are working Monday through Saturday to complete one pass through each neighborhood. Collection began on the perimeter of the city and is now occurring in the midtown area, which has the most large tree damage.
Greenwaste that is bagged and bundled will be picked up curbside on regularly scheduled service days. Until Monday, Sept. 16, residents will not be required to place greenwaste in clear bags or apply greenwaste stickers to bags or bundles that do not fit inside the refuse cart. Greenwaste should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on customers’ primary collection day.
Tree debris that is too large for regular collection is being picked up at the curb using heavy equipment during the special citywide operation.
As of Thursday night, 67,485 cubic yards of debris have been disposed of by City crews and citizen drop-offs at the greenwaste site, 10401 E. 56th St. North. The greenwaste site is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for City-observed holidays.