This is the official letter from Mayor Weinzapfel in regards to the special storm debris clean up which will be conducted by Allied Waste. There are two links at the bottom of this page, one for a list of approved licensed tree trimmers, and the other for a map of the clean up schedule.
City of Evansville
One N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, Indiana 47708
Office of the Mayor
February 2, 2009 Contact: Audra Levy
For Immediate Release (812) 436-4969
Special Storm Debris Program
(EVANSVILLE, IN) - Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel, the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility and Allied Waste announce plans to help residents dispose of large debris that fell from trees during last week's ice storm. Starting Monday, February 16th, Allied Waste will conduct a special storm debris curbside collection program.
"Several city departments have been busy removing trees that have fallen on city streets and sidewalks," said Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel. "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 will follow the grid pattern normally used for Heavy Trash Pick Up to collect storm debris. Pick up will start on the east side and work its way west (please see attached map). Allied will collect storm debris from two grids each day, starting with grids 1 and 2 on Monday, February 16th; 3 and 4 on Tuesday, February 17th, etc. Debris pick up will not occur on Saturdays or Sundays.
Allied will pick up larger pieces of debris that are no longer than four feet long and six inches in diameter. Storm debris must be placed curbside and does not need to be in any specific container, but it should be stacked to minimize safety hazards. The storm debris 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. 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.
Please click here for map of areas for pick up- Please note the numbers on the map DO NOT correspond with the days for pick up