Wichita will not pick up storm debris from private properties

Photo from Gary Garza, southbound at 2nd & Hillside
Photo from Gary Garza, southbound at 2nd & Hillside

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WICHITA, Kansas — Wichita City Public Works & Utilities crews are currently clearing tree limbs and debris that fell into streets and onto public property during the Thursday night wind storm.

City crews will not pick up debris from private property owners.

City officials say private property owners should work with their trash haulers to remove debris or dispose their debris at four Wichita locations for a fee.

Private property owner debris should only be placed at the curb after arrangements have been made with a private hauler to pick it up. City crews will not pick up debris placed at the curb.

Since the storm subsided last night, city crews have been clearing debris that fell into the streets. Arterial streets will be cleared before residential streets.

Crews are also trimming dangerous limbs hanging from trees on public property or rights-of-way.

“I was impressed with neighbor helping neighbor. I was impressed with folks stopping when they came across small branches that were a problem to drive over but could be moved, that they were actually stopping their vehicles and helping to clear the public right of way,” said Joe Pajor, Wichita Public Works.

The four following Wichita locations are accepting storm debris for a fee. These sites can be contacted directly for costs and hours of operation.

Brooks Landfill

4100 N West Street

Wichita, KS

316.722.0601

CDR Landfill

4250 W. 37th Street North

Wichita, KS

316.462.0085

Waste Connections Transfer Station

4300 W. 37th Street North

Wichita, KS

316.941.4320

Waste Disposal Transfer Station

5550 W. 55th Street South

Wichita, KS

316.522.3633

 

 

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