Resident options for disposing of storm-related tree debris

The City of Norman will offer removal of storm-related debris for the most impacted area Friday, July 17 at 7 a.m. through Wednesday, July 29, 2020. A second pass will take place July 30 through August 7. Only large vegetative debris from the July 11 storm will be eligible for removal. All smaller debris and non-vegetative debris should be disposed of through the normal yard waste and trash collection methods.

Pickup will be within City limits in the area from 48th Avenue West to 48th Avenue East. Residents in this area wishing to have their large vegetative debris removed should place tree limbs larger than two inches in diameter and longer than four feet. The stacks should be away from mailboxes, fire hydrants, gas meters and other structures and be no longer than eight to 12 feet long. Fence panels damaged by the storm will also be accepted as part of this collection. Crews will be collecting storm-related debris from across Norman and collection may take several days depending on the volume of damage. There will be no need to call for removal and scheduling removal for specific properties at specific times is not available.

Tree limbs and debris that are smaller than two inches in diameter can be cut into lengths of four feet or less, bundled and collected as part of the regular, weekly yard waste collection service. Place the smaller debris at the curb in a separate location from the large limbs that will be collected as part of the storm-debris removal. Yard waste should not be placed in the polycart. Residents can use trash bags or regular cans as long as they do not weigh over 35 pounds.

Smaller limbs, leaves and grass clippings can also be disposed at no cost at the City of Norman Compost Facility at 398 Bratcher Miner Road. Trees and tree limbs should be no longer than 4 feet in length and two inches in diameter. The compost facility is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.

If residents hire private contractors to remove trees from their property, the contractor is responsible for the disposal of the tree as part of their service. Residents and contractors will need to dispose of the additional debris in the public rights-of-way in a reasonable period of time.

Refuse such as trash, furniture, appliances, and construction debris should not be placed in the pubic rights-of-way. All non-storm related, non-vegetative debris can be disposed of through regular sanitation services or special refuse services.

Only residential properties (single family or duplex) and not-for-profit properties (churches, etc.) are eligible for storm-related debris removal. Commercial, industrial, or institutional properties will be not be included in the debris removal service.

July 11 storm debris removal map