ARTICLES - FEBRUARY 2010
City of Arlington and Republic Waste
Team Up to Clear Tree Debris from Recent Snow Storm
The City of Arlington and Republic Waste are working together to
help neighborhoods clear tree limbs and debris from last week’s snow
storm. Debris removal has already started in many parts of the city,
and will continue over the next several weeks.
Republic Waste will collect debris during the regular weekly
trash pick up cycle. Residents are asked to place tree debris at the
curb in bundles that can be managed by a single person. The more
manageable the brush, the quicker it can be removed from the curb.
Residents who use a commercial tree/chipping service to cut up
debris are encouraged to ask that the quote includes the haul-off
and disposal fees. In addition to using commercial services,
residents may haul debris to the Arlington Landfill. Landfill fees
will be waived for Arlington residents dropping off tree and limb
City staff from Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Water
Utilities will pick up tree and limb debris as they move throughout
Arlington. Although staff will clear as much debris as operationally
possible, most City service vehicles are not designed to transport
bulky cargo and will be unable to fully clear most debris sites.
Please note: City of Arlington personnel are not authorized to enter
resident’s yards to remove tree limbs.
Because of the widespread damage from such a heavy snow fall, it
is expected that the clearing of tree debris will take several
weeks. Residents are being asked for their patience while the City
and its contractor work to remove the debris.
To report downed trees and limbs in Arlington, call 817-459-6777.