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Cedar Rapids announces tree debris removal procedures

Damaged tree limbs and branches on A Avenue NW in Cedar Rapids.
Damaged tree limbs and branches on A Avenue NW in Cedar Rapids.(YouNews/Brandy Hedgman)
Published: Aug. 12, 2020 at 2:14 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - City officials have issued guidance to citizens about tree damage pickup procedures, along with the resumption of trash pickup.

The City of Cedar Rapids said that contractors, city workers, Iowa Department of Transportation crews will start picking up debris on Wednesday. Residents should place their tree debris in the public right-of-way (area between street and sidewalk) in front of their property. Officials warn that it will take a while to do so, with workers taking as much from each property as they can.

Workers will make multiple trips to neighborhoods in the coming days.

Officials advise that tree debris should be piled separately from structural debris like shingles, gutters, and glass. They also ask that tree limbs be cut into less than 10-feet-long sections, if possible, to assist in the effort.

Garbage collection will also resume in the city on Thursday. Additional information is available on the city’s website.

The curfew, between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., continues until further notice. Residents may still travel to and from work during this time.

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