Numerous reports of fallen tree limbs spur Ypsilanti to have special brush pickup
The city of Ypsilanti will have a special brush pickup Friday and Saturday, after receiving several calls from residents regarding fallen tree branches caused by the winter storm.
Melanie Maxwell I AnnArbor.com
The Department of Public Services will begin the pick-up on Friday, March 1 and continue on Saturday, March 2 if necessary.
DPS Director Stan Kirton said the decision was made Wednesday to pick up fallen branches, after the city received numerous calls from residents. The city had five trucks out during and after the storm, salting the roads.
"The Normal Park and College Heights neighborhoods got hit pretty hard," Kirton said. "They're the most heavily-treed area in the city. We started receiving calls right away and we want to accommodate residents as much as possible."
The total number of fallen trees or limbs was not available.
The city is asking residents to have all large branches placed at the curb for pickup. Smaller branches should be placed in yard-waste bags or trash containers 32 gallons or smaller, marked as "compost" or "yard waste." Containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds.
Calls to Ypsilanti Township regarding whether it plans to do a special pickup were not immediately returned.
The storm knocked out power for 26,000 DTE Energy customers across Washtenaw County and caused numerous downed tree branches.