Broken Arrow crews began picking up tree debris from recent winter storms this morning.
Stephanie Higgins, BA city spokesperson, said the city-wide free service will take approximately 3-4 weeks to complete.
Crews will pass through each neighborhood only once so residents are asked to have debris ready for pickup. Tree limbs should be cut into 8 foot sections. Residents are responsible for cleanup of twigs and small branches.
If for some reason tree debris is not picked up during the free pickup period, Broken Arrow residents have several options: they can call the city to request a special pickup or cut the debris into smaller pieces for pickup by the regular trash service.
"We're doing this free right now, but if we have to come do a special pickup, there is a fee for that," Higgins said. Residents can also cut their debris into smaller pieces and put it out with the regular trash service or haul their debris to the landfill located at 13740 East 46th Street North.
Residents who opt for the special pickup can expect a fee based on the size of the load. To be picked up with other trash, branches or bundles should be 4 to 5 feet in length and 1 to 2 feet in diameter. In this case, no additional fees will be charged unless more than 10 bags or bundles are placed on the curb.
The storm debris removal crews will be operating independently from regular trash pickup crews.
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