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September 9, 2015
For More Information Contact:
Parks and Recreation Community Forestry Section, 402-441-7847
Karla Welding, Solid Waste Operations, 402-441-7867
Scott Hofeling, Hofeling Enterprises, 402-438-8733

Residents Reminded to Take Tree Debris to Designated Facilities

Parks and Rec picking up street tree debris from public right-of-way only.
Residents can call 402-441-7847, option 0, to report public tree damage from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For after-hours reports, call 402-441-6000 (LPD non-emergency number)

In the wake of Sunday's storm, Lincoln residents are reminded to take their private tree debris to the City Transfer Station, 5101 N. 48th St., or to Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 S. Folsom Court. Some private refuse haulers will pick-up tree debris left at the curb. Residents can contact their refuse hauler to inquire about the service.

City Parks and Recreation Community Forestry Section personnel will only pick-up limbs and branches that have fallen from trees planted in the public right-of-way between the sidewalk and curb. Private tree debris is the responsibility of the property owner.

The City Solid Waste Transfer Station is open during the following hours:

Regular disposal charges and fees apply. To avoid an extra charge, residents are advised to "tarp and tie" their load. For more information, visit the City website at (keyword: landfill).

Residents can also haul tree debris to Hofeling Enterprises. Hofeling Enterprises is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They will also remain open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 12 to accommodate the increased need. Tipping fees will be donated to the Lincoln Parks Foundation.

Residents are encouraged to contact the City Community Forestry Section at 402-441-7847, option 0, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to report damage to public trees planted between the curb and sidewalk. After-hours reports can be made by calling the Lincoln Police Department non-emergency number at 402-441-6000. Residents are encouraged to provide their name, address, phone number and the nature of their concern.

The public's patience and understanding is greatly appreciated as Community Forestry staff continue working to address low-hanging tree branches over streets resulting from lush growing conditions.

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