Have brush from the storms? City picks up!
In the wake of storms that swept across the region over the weekend, the City of Loveland is providing residents with a special brush pick up. Pick up will begin immediately. Residents have until Monday, July 9th to place brush and storm debris by the curb, though residents are asked to place storm-related brush near the curb as soon as possible. No debris placed at the curb after Monday, July 9th will be collected.
The normal established guidelines for brush pick up still apply. They are:
- Brush must be placed at the curb.
- Limbs cannot exceed 6″ in diameter at the cut section.
- Limbs should be placed at the curb with the cut section facing the street and all limbs should be facing the same direction. This makes it faster to handle for public works crews, and therefore less expensive to the ratepayer who pays for this service.
- Small twigs and sticks should be bundled with twine in bundles 12 inches in diameter or less. Twigs or sticks can also be placed in a container at the curb, but no other yard waste should be in the containers. Please, no loose piles of sticks and debris.
- We cannot take leaves, pine needles or other yard waste in this collection.
Any material not meeting these requirements, including stumps, cannot be collected by City crews and will be left at the curb.
Public Works Director Scott Wisby reminds residents of the City’s free voucher program for larger debris. “Residents with larger debris may come to City Hall to pick up a voucher that allows them to drop off brush at Evans Landscaping at 9700 East Kemper Road.”
The vouchers are free for Loveland residents, and residents can get a voucher at any time of the year. Residents can pick up a voucher at City Hall Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Residents are also reminded to limit their debris to only the brush related to the storm. The City of Loveland will still conduct its normal fall brush collection in November.