Special Storm Debris Collection Starts Monday

Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:32 am
Alice Dreger

Above: BWL’s outage map on Wednesday, March 8, at 5:15 pm

The City’s Department of Public Works is offering special storm debris collection following this week’s wind storm. Curbside collection will begin on Monday, March 13.

The storm on Wednesday, March 8, caused widespread power outages and downed trees. East Lansing Public Schools were closed on Thursday because of outages at several schools. According to the National Weather Service, winds reached as high as 64 mph at Lansing’s Capital City Airport.

East Lansing residents interested in taking advantage of the special, free pick-up service are instructed to “place their downed limbs loose at the curb for collection. If possible, residents are asked to cut limbs to approximately four feet or less.”

This collection is only for limbs and branches brought down by the storm. It will not include yard waste pick-up of bulk leaves and the like. Yard waste collection will begin as normal in April.

The City says that, “Residents are asked to only place storm debris at the curb to allow East Lansing Department of Public Works (DPW) crews to move through the City as quickly as possible. The community’s patience is appreciated.”

Have a question about the pick-up? Call the Department of Public Works during normal business hours at (517) 337-9459.