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City of Carmel
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Carmel, IN 46032
Date: May 17, 2019
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2494
Options for cleaning up after the big storm in Carmel
CARMEL, IN – After Thursday night’s heavy storms, City crews from all departments worked through the night clearing roads of fallen trees and landscape debris. Many property owners are also dealing with hundreds of downed trees, broken branches and damage to their homes and property. As cleanup begins today, here is some helpful information:
DISPOSING OF LANDSCAPE DEBRIS:
The City’s trash and recycling program already includes the ability to dispose of up to 20 extra bags or bundles of landscape free of charge during the months of April and May; and in the fall, from October 15 to December 15. These bundles must be cut into lengths less than 4 feet and tied. This program is for living/once living landscape waste only. No trash, construction debris, rocks, soil, etc.
REMOVING FALLEN TREES:
If you have a large tree that has fallen, you will need to contract a tree or landscape company to cut up and dispose of the tree. Our City crews have moved privately owned trees that have fallen into the public streets, but the owners of the trees are responsible for cutting them up and arranging for their disposal.
NEED A DUMPSTER?:
If you have large amounts of landscape debris, you also have the option of contacting Republic Services to have a dumpster delivered to your home and landscape waste including tree trunks and other trash can be placed in the dumpster. You do not have to cut the landscape waste into specific lengths. If it can fit in the dumpster, you are good. Because of the storm, Republic Services has reduced the cost of the dumpster for Carmel residents as low as possible. Neighbors or a Neighborhood can share a dumpster. For rental information including pricing, call Republic Services at (317) 917-7300.
For information about the special landscape waste pick up, call Carmel Utilities at (317) 571-2442. For information about renting a dumpster, call Republic Services at (317) 917-7300.
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