Brush site open on Monday and Tuesday for residents to drop off storm woody debris

Porter ArneillCity, Parks & Recreation, Solid Waste

As Lawrence continues its storm debris cleanup efforts, the City of Lawrence plans to open the brush site at 1420 East 11th Street on Monday, January 14th and Tuesday, January 15th from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for residents to drop off storm woody debris (tree branches). There will be no charge to drop off storm woody debris. This brush drop-off site is for the City’s residential customers, 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 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.).

City crews have been working to clear downed trees and remove debris from public areas (streets, right-of-way, and public sidewalks). This effort will continue throughout the week. If you have tree limbs down in the street or right-of-way, you can report the damage to the City’s Forestry Division at (785) 832-7979 or you can contact the Parks and Recreation Department during day-time hours at (785) 832-3450. City crews cannot remove debris from private property.

Here is a list of licensed tree trimmers if you need tree removal from your property.

The City will update with more information as available.