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September 6, 2019

Storm Debris Pick-up

Waste Connections will send out more trucks on Sept. 12th & 13th, to pick up as much storm debris as possible. Regular Bulk Pick-Up will continue as scheduled.

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Latest Update:

September 13, 2019 1:18 PM

Collections continued today, Sept. 13th, on day 4 of the Storm Debris Clean-Up. Crews are working hard to pick up as much debris as possible in focused areas to assist residents with clean-up efforts. We would like to thank everyone for their cooperation during this time and extend our gratitude to our residents for all their hard work.
Moving Forward:
Even with our best effort put forth, these courtesy pick-ups will not be enough to address everyone in the City. The next stage of the process is the placement of 6 roll-off dumpsters at Ten Acre Lake for citizens to dispose of their residual storm debris ONLY. The dumpsters will be available Saturday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 22nd. Again, the dumpsters are for storm debris ONLY. No regular trash or bulk trash will be allowed as the City's disposal site will not accept the dumpsters with trash or bulky items.
Final Stage:
If residents find they still have debris beyond September 22nd, they will be responsible to cut and bundle the remaining debris into 4-foot bundles and utilize the regular bulk waste pick-up in their area. Citizens may also obtain a burn permit and burn any remaining debris. Burn permits can be obtained by contacting the Choctaw Fire Department at 405-390-8300. Burn permits are free.
Again, we want to thank all of our citizens for their cooperative efforts!

Prior Updates

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September 12, 2019 3:47 PM

The current storm debris collections are for damages from the recent high winds and storms ONLY. Waste Connections has witnessed residents trimming trees and placing those limbs on the curb as they are picking up at other houses. This service is specific to storm debris and not regular routine yard maintenance. These courtesy pick-ups will not be enough to address everyone in the city and the abuse of them may prevent future services such as this.

September 11, 2019 11:14 AM

The City has provided two days of storm debris collection to date. After assessing the remainder of debris, the City and Waste Connections have opted to provide two more days of storm debris collection on Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, focusing on areas with extensive debris. With our best effort put forward, and a mindful eye on the budget, the courtesy storm debris collection service to our residents will not be able to eliminate all curbside storm debris.
If you are a resident with remaining tree debris after the Friday, September 13 pick-up, you may bring your debris to Ten Acre Lake where there will be roll-off dumpsters from Saturday, September 14 through Saturday, September 21. After Saturday, September 21, residents will need to cut and bundle their remaining debris and utilize the regular bulk pick-up day. Please be reminded the storm debris collection is separate from regular monthly Bulk Pick-up that will run as scheduled.
Please keep bulk items such as appliances and furniture separate from storm debris, such as trees, limbs, fencing. Cut limbs and other debris to 4-8 feet in length to ensure a manageable size for the collection team. All debris must be placed close to the curb or street edge. Not all debris will be picked up by the claw truck. Small limbs and residual debris from piles will be the responsibility of the resident to clean.
While using the self-service site at Ten Acre Lake, please place all debris in the roll-off dumpsters and not on the ground.
ONLY tree debris will be accepted at the self-service site.
Household waste and bulk items will result in roll-offs not being eligible for disposal at the landfill.
We will continue to update you as we move forward. Thank you for your cooperation and continued patience.