Crews continue to collect branches, debris left at curb; drop-off sites remain open
Residents who would like the City to pick up tree limbs and branches that fell after last month’s ice storm need to place them in the park strip or right of way, next to the curb.
The 311 Call Center, Fort Wayne’s One Call-to-City Hall, has gotten calls recently asking if branches should go to the alley.
“Our crews are set up to collect branches curbside,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “I know a lot of residents are accustomed to taking their trash to the alley, but this situation is like leaf collection or curbside recycling where trucks will pick them up from the street. If you’d like the City of Fort Wayne to collect your branches, they must be in the park strip or right of way.”
The City continues to have crews clearing branches that extend into the street and also collect branches and limbs left at the curb. Mayor Henry reminds residents to keep branch piles out of the street.
For immediate removal, residents can take their branches to one of the drop-off locations, where they will be chipped into mulch. They are:
· Shoaff Park by Conklin Pavilion (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
· Tillman Park Ball Field parking lot off Hanna Street during park hours
· McMillen Park in pool parking lot (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
· Foellinger Theater / Lincolndale lot in Franke Park – back parking lot southwest corner (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
· Foster Park West in the soccer field parking lot (Christmas tree drop-off site) during park hours
· Biosolids Compost Facility, 6210 Lake Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday, branch drop-off fees waived
· National Serv-all Compost Site, 6231 MacBeth Road, 7 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and 8 AM to Noon on Saturday, branch drop-off fees waived through January 17.