The City of Midland continues to provide several drop-off locations for citizens to dispose of brush, limbs and trees brought down by icy conditions.
Two temporary drop-off sites remain open to citizens 24 hours per day, seven days per week until Saturday, Jan. 17. They are located at Hogan Park, 1201 E. Wadley Ave., in the parking lot south of Christensen Stadium and east of the soccer fields, and the Scharbauer Sports Complex located at 5514 Champions Drive, in the gravel parking area just south of Security Bank Ballpark. A drop-off location at Beal Park is no longer open, and contractors can no longer use the temporary drop-off sites as of Monday, Jan. 12.
The City of Midland is also allowing citizens to split and haul firewood from the drop-off locations for free.
Citizens and contractors can always drop off storm debris during regular business hours at the Citizens Collection Station, located at 4100 Smith Rd., or the City of Midland Landfill, 7901 Garden City Highway. All fees for disposing of tree limbs at the Citizens Collection Station and Landfill will be waived to both citizens and contractors through Saturday, Jan. 24.
Citizens are reminded not to throw debris in their alleyway or near dumpsters. Debris will not be picked up if placed by the dumpster and could result in a fine.
Tip: Cut branches to 6 feet or shorter, or 3 feet or shorter if they are 10-12 inches in diameter to make loading and unloading easier for both yourself and city crews. ###
Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz