Lansing releases storm debris cleanup plan

Posted at 3:49 PM, Mar 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-10 15:49:47-05

The City of Lansing has released their storm debris cleanup plan. The storm that blew through this week had high winds, and the City says they've been working continuously to clean up debris, remove downed tress, and trim dangerous limbs.

The City says that 85 sites with damage had been reported, and city crews investigated and worked to fix the issue in over half of those locations.

Forestry crews are still working to remove all the hazards caused by downed trees and limbs, as well as collecting debris from the hardest hit areas of the city.

The City's yard waste pickup will begin city-wide on Monday, April 10. Details are as follows:

1. All tree debris may be placed adjacent to the roadway prior to April 10th.

2. Please place limbs with the larger cut ends facing the same direction in the pile without blocking the street or sidewalk.

3. Tree limbs or trunks must be no longer than 4 feet in length.

4. Pickup will occur along with the city's normal yard waste pickup program which begins April 10. This collection is for tree and yard material and not building material such as wood, siding or roofing material.

If you have a damage tree on private property you're asked to contact a licensed tree removal company and/or your homeowner's insurance company to get it removed or trimmed.

To report a downed city tree or to contact us for more information, please call the City of Lansing Public Service Department at 517-483-4161.