Brush site open this Sunday for residents to drop off storm woody debris

Porter ArneillCity, Solid Waste

As Lawrence continues its storm debris cleanup efforts, the City plans to open the city’s brush site at 1420 E. 11th Street (two blocks east of 11th and Haskell Avenue) on Sunday, June 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for residents to drop off storm woody debris (tree branches). There will be no charge to drop off. This brush site drop-off is for residents, not for tree trimming service companies.

The city’s Solid Waste Division crews will pick up tree branches and other storm debris with regularly scheduled residential collection services Monday through Friday. Tree branches and other yard waste material should be set out in city brown yard waste carts or compostable paper yard waste bags, sticking out no more than 12″ above the container opening. Bundles of tree and brush trimmings are also accepted. Each bundle must not exceed 5-feet in length or 18-inches in diameter and must not weigh more than 65 pounds. Bundles must be tied with string or twine (please no wire, duct tape, etc.).

Multiple city crews have been working to clear downed trees and remove debris from public areas (streets, right-of-way, public sidewalks, etc.). This effort will continue throughout the week. If you have limbs down in the street or right-of-way, you can report the damage to the city’s Forestry Division at (785) 832-7979. City crews cannot remove debris from private property.

The city will update with more information as available.