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Crews to begin curbside storm debris pickup in Monroe County – Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

Crews to begin curbside storm debris pickup in Monroe County – Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

Crews to begin curbside storm debris pickup in Monroe County – Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — Recovery from late June storms is moving forward as of Sunday in Monroe County. Local leaders have set dates and times for debris pickup.

Storms on June 25 in southern Indiana caused extensive damage to trees, homes, businesses and power lines. At the height of the problems, more than 100,000 customers were without power across the state, most of them in Bloomington and surrounding areas.

The storms also caused a very serious accident: a man shared with News 8 a heartbreaking story of a tree crashing into his truck while he was driving home from work.

Property owners are responsible for safely cutting and clearing debris from their land, but they do not need to transport it. Instead, the government is hiring crews for a range of collection tasks.

Within the city limits of Bloomington, Williams Tree Company crews will assist with green waste removal. Work begins July 8.

The City asks that you place them in manageable piles near the road, but not blocking the road, to keep them safe and accessible. Crews will be working for two weeks. If you need them picked up, the City asks that you submit a request through this link.

If you prefer to drop off your vegetation, there will be an open site in the parking lots next to the baseball fields in Lower Cascades at 3601 N. Old State Road 37.

The drop-off site will operate daily beginning Saturday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You will need to show ID to prove you are a resident to use the service.

Outside of city limits, county officials ask that you place all tree and vegetation debris along your property line, either on the sidewalk or near the edge to allow for easy access. Do not place debris in ditches, on sidewalks or in the street.

A private contractor will collect the debris by municipality.

The schedule for debris collection will be as follows:

  • Perry Township: 7 – 12 July
  • Van Buren Township:July 14-19
  • Clear Creek Township: 21 – 26 July
  • Richland Township:July 28 – August 2
  • Salt Creek Township: 4 – 9 August
  • Polk Township:11-16 August