Salt Lake City

City Offers Cleanup Help After Weekend Storm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 13, 2012
Contact: Art Raymond
801-547-2659

City Offers Cleanup Help After Weekend Storm
Residents have until end of weekend to pile branches, limbs for pickup
 
SALT LAKE CITY – Following a weekend of heavy snowfall and unexpectedly severe storm activity, many Salt Lake City neighborhoods experienced widespread tree damage and downed limbs and branches.
 
In an effort to help residents handle cleanup duties, the City’s Public Services Department will be conducting citywide curbside pickup of private property, storm-related tree debris beginning on Monday, Nov. 19 and running through Wednesday, Nov. 21. By beginning the free pickup service next week, City officials are hoping residents will have ample time to gather debris and move it curbside.
 
Only tree debris will be picked up and must be placed no later than the evening of Sunday, Nov. 18. Debris must be piled in a manner  that does not create a hazard for pedestrians, cyclists or drivers. The City also encourages residents to check their communities for downed limbs and help out neighbors who may need assistance.
 
Residents are asked to report any hazards related to storm damage to the Parks and Public Lands Division at 801-972-7800.

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