News you can use: Ice storm cleanup - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/1/10

News you can use: Ice storm cleanup

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Crews are working around the clock to clean up the tree debris from last Thursday's winter storm, and there are a few things you can do at your home or business to take care of all the fallen branches.

You can hire one of the many landscaping companies around town to take care of the mess for you. They have been working non-stop to clean up the debris.

"We started at 7:30 this morning and we'll go till its dark tonight and we'll start again in the morning same time," says Joe Hinkle, Cutting Edge Landscaping manager. "Today's been a very hectic day, you know we've been very busy over the weekend and stuff doing emergency calls, getting limbs up off sidewalks and pathways so residents can get into their homes."

If you would rather not hire anyone to pick up the debris, you can take it to one of the city's three recycling companies for free. They are located at:

  • 2002 Elmwood, east of Frankford and south of 19th Street near Lubbock Christian University
  • 1631 84th Street, just southwest of 82nd and Avenue P
  • 208 Municipal Drive, across from Meadowbrook Golf Course

Another place to take the broken branches it to the City of Lubbock Landfill, they will turn it into mulch and you can take it home at no cost.

If taking the branches off is not something you can do, just cut the branches and limbs into pieces no bigger than three feet, and stick them in your residential dumpsters, just make sure the lid closes.

The City wants to remind residents that city crews will not pick up limbs left in alleyways and that by placing large branches or other large items in those areas are a violation of city codes.

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