Tuesday, February 03 2009
The City of Evansville engaged Allied Waste to help home owners to dispose of their tree debris. The details are available below.
Special storm debris curbside collection program starts Feb. 16
“Several city departments have been busy removing trees that have fallen on city streets and sidewalks,” Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel said in a written statement. “We also realize that people have a lot of larger tree limbs on their own property and there needs to be a way to help them dispose of that debris.”
Allied Waste will follow the grid pattern normally used for heavy trash pick up to collect storm debris. A statement from Weinzapfel's office says pick up will start on the East Side and move westward over the days to follow. Debris pick up will not proceed on Saturdays or Sundays.
Allied Waste will pick up larger debris no longer than four feet and no more than six inches in diameter. Storm debris must be placed curbside. There is no requirement that it be in any specific container, but it should be stacked to minimize safety hazards. It should be separate from other waste.
"The Mayor’s Office has been hearing of unscrupulous people who are offering to help residents with downed trees," the statement said. "Please note: It is illegal to trim trees within the City of Evansville without a tree trimming license. For this reason, it is best to ask to see a license before you hire anyone. Dishonest crews may damage your property. Many also don’t carry insurance, so you will be liable for damage to your home or your neighbor’s. If one of these workers injures themselves on the job, you will be responsible for bills."
To find a list of licensed tree trimmers, go to: www.evansvillegov.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=2921.