City crews begin picking up tree debris

Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 5:22 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The derecho is now two weeks behind us, but there’s still plenty of cleanup left.

City crews began picking up tree debris on Monday, focusing on the Aboite and Waynedale neighborhoods. The cleanup begins at your home, where city officials ask you to pick up what you can and move it to the curb.

Crews will load up the debris on the side of the road. After that, it’s off to the Republic Services landfill. The city of Fort Wayne has partnered with the landfill to give crews and residents a place to drop off their storm debris. The location has been used in other ice and wind storms.

Once the tree debris is dropped off, it’ll be repurposed into mulch. While the damage is widespread, officials stress there will be plenty of space to drop off and store the trees and limbs.

You do not need to call in and request debris pickup from the city. Crews will make one pass through affected neighborhoods, so officials ask you have the debris moved to the curb and ready for pickup.

You can also drop off storm debris yourself at the city’s Biosolid’s facility at 6202 Lake Avenue and at the Republic Services landfill at 6231 MacBeth Road, right off of Smith Road in southwest Fort Wayne.

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