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Grand Island Highway Department announces guidelines for branch pickup service

Fri, Oct 21st 2016 09:25 pm

The Grand Island Highway Department has announces a branch pickup service is available for routine homeowner tree trimming only. This does not include tree removal.

The Highway Department does not pick up branches from lots being cleared by builders or private owners and will not pick up any branch debris left by tree removal contractors.

Other guidelines:

•All branches must be no larger than 6 inches in diameter.

•All branches must be piled as neatly as possible with all cut ends facing the road.

•Do not place heavier logs on top of branch pile.

•The Highway Department will not pick up branches on private property.

•The Highway Department will not pick up stumps, roots, leaves, lawn sweepings, vines, etc.

•Branches should not be stacked more than 4 feet high.

•Branch pickup is now done by route; the department no longer has a branch pickup list. Workers will start at one end of the Island and continue until the entire Island is completed. Time frames will be determined by weather conditions, precedent duties, equipment, quantity of pickups and manpower.

Those residents who have any questions or an unusual situation should call the Highway Department at 716-773-9632.

Mulch is available to residents from the Highway Department branch program. Those who are in need can call the Highway Department to be put on the schedule.

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