UPDATE: The extended hours for the Compost Facility have been extended through Saturday, September 14. The Compost Facility will be open daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the exception of Sunday. The facility is closed on Sunday.
The Mayor’s Community Partners’ first official project will be to assist with tree limb removal following the high winds that hit the city last week. Volunteers with various faith-based organizations and civic clubs will assist residents with clean up and removal of limbs and other tree debris.
The program assists Midwest City residents who are physically disabled, don’t have the financial means to have the limbs removed, or are elderly.
“The Community Partner’s program is intended to assist our residents who don’t have the support of family or friends,” said Mayor Dukes. “Although we didn’t have significant damage in our city, some areas were harder hit than others and some of those residents are not physically able to clean up their properties. It’s the perfect opportunity for our new program to come in and assist them.”
There are two parts to the program. On Saturday, September 14, volunteers will work with the residents to get the trees and tree limbs to their curbs. Then on Saturday, September 28, volunteers will pick up the debris at the curb and take it to the City’s compost facility.
Residents who meet the criteria can contact Neighborhood Services to be placed on the list for assistance by calling 739-1010.
Fence panels, roofing material and other items will not be included in the program which is intended for trees and tree limbs damaged by the storm.
Residents who have trees and tree limb debris but don’t fall into one of the categories for assistance, can call to schedule a brush pick up for a rate of $55. Residents who want to schedule the pickup can contact Public Works at 739-1066. Tree limbs and other brush can be taken to the City’s Compost facility for free for extended hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Saturday, September 7.
Code Enforcement will not issue violations for trees and tree limbs throughout the month of September to give residents the opportunity to clear and dispose of storm-related debris. The moratorium on Code violations will include downed fences as well as tree debris at the curb.