City Of Eugene Cleanup Of Its Fallen Trees To Begin Tuesday

Dec 19, 2016

Eugene Public Works says beginning tomorrow (12/20), its crews will begin picking up storm-related debris of trees owned by the City of Eugene.     

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EPW says the immediate focus will be on major streets across all regions of the city.  Storm debris in the public right-of-way -- including the sidewalk – will be cleared.  Then efforts will shift to the neighborhoods.  

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“Crews will only go through the city one time and will not return and pick up additional storm debris,” says an EPW release. 

“Residents should not place privately-owned tree debris curbside for pickup. Homeowners are responsible for cleaning up and disposing of privately-owned trees.

"Public Works does not have plans to set up a debris drop off location for residents to dispose of their privately owned tree debris.”

EPW invites locals to monitor debris cleanup at www.eugene-or.gov/leaf.   There will be a map showing where crews have already worked on debris removal, which will be updated at the end of each business day.

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Additionally, EPW is cancelling its annual leaf and delivery program for this year. That’s because leaves and debris cleanup are being combined for “efficiency and effectiveness.”